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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Jul 10-11: Wedding Album- Girish Karnad's latest play, directed by lillete Dubey 
"Purvankara Presents

“Wedding Album”

Organised by
and in support of

India Foundation for the Arts

Bangalore – July 10th & 11th, 2008
Time: 7.30, Duration : 90 min
Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall

'WEDDING ALBUM' is Girish Karnad's latest play. It is a wonderful, comic drama in English, that is modern, relevant and revelatory about the India that we live in today. The play is a first of sorts, even for him, for it is his first full length contemporary play.

The play will be produced and directed by Lilette Dubey and will have a top notch cast from the Mumbai stage including old regulars like Joy Sengupta, Suchitra Pillai, Zafar Karachiwala, Jayati Bhatia, Deepika Deshpande, Ira Dubey and others, and the best possible technical crew.


Traditionally the girl used to marry a boy from the neighbouring village. In the globalized village, the ‘neighbourhood’ can be any corner of the earth. In the past, the bridal couple often saw each other for the first time on the wedding podium. Today a million emails, SMS’s, phonecalls, tapes and scanned images introduce them to each other.
Yet one element of the plot remains unchanged: the couple agrees to enter an unknown, uncharted territory--- each other.

The play, Wedding Album, deals with a normal urban middle- class family: a daughter who lives abroad with her professional husband, a brother who is a software designer, a younger daughter happy enough to marry a suitable boy from the US she has never met, and then, of course, there is the doting mother and the loyal cook. A family, which is educated, liberal, modern. Yet each snapshot shows its members frozen in a technological, globalized projection of respectability but each figure has a double image, with a penumbra of a hidden life. It’s a hilarious spectacle. And hopefully, moving !!!

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