Jul 10/11: Lillete Dubey and Girish Karnad in Bangalore for Wedding Album!
Written by Girish Karnad
Directed by Lillete Dubey
and in support of
India Foundation for the Arts
Bangalore – July 10th & 11th, 2008
Time: 7.30 pm, Duration: 90 minutes, Language: English
Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall
Girish Karnad's latest play, WEDDING ALBUM, is a wonderful, comic drama that is deeply revelatory about the India that we live in today. The play is produced and directed by Lillete Dubey and has a top notch cast from the Mumbai stage including
Utkarsh Mazumdar, Neena Kulkarni, Ira Dubey, Suchitra Pillai, Rajev Paul, Amar Talwar, Seema Azmi, Deepika Deshpande, Raaghav Chanana & Armaan Sunny. It is supported by the best possible technical crew.
Traditionally a girl married a boy from the neighbouring village. In the globalised village, this '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, SMSes, phone calls, 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.
Wedding Album deals with an urban middle-class family: a daughter who lives abroad with her professional husband, a son who is a software designer, a younger daughter willing to marry a suitable boy from the US she has never met, a doting mother and a loyal cook. This is an educated, liberal and modern family. Each snapshot shows its members frozen in an attitude of respectability, yet each figure has a double image with a penumbra of a hidden life. Wedding Album is a hilarious and moving spectacle.
Donor passes for Rs 500/- and Rs 300/- are available at the following Cafe Coffee Day outlets from Friday the 27th of June 2008.