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The play, based on Federico Garcia Lorca’s  Spanish play, `The House of Bernarda Alba’,  is a potent study of six women in mourning who are not allowed contact with the outside world.  A  taboo affair in this scenario between the youngest daughter and her brother -in -law- to- be threatens to tear apart the fragile fabric of the family.  Set in 1947, in  partitioned Punjab, the play explores the themes of  seclusion, sexual repression, conformity and the impact of the absence of men, on nubile women.

In English and Punjabi. Starring Madan Bala Sindhu, the Punjabi folk music diva. Opening in 2014.




William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’

Macbeth is Shakespeare’s shortest and bloodiest tragedy, and tells the story of a brave Scottish general, who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he would be king and who commits regicide to fulfill it. The play demonstrates the corrupting effect of ambition, treachery, violence and superstition. It finds resonance in contemporary Indian politics, hence its relevance. The production will be a multi-media one, with opera, film and puppetry enriching it.


Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

Dubbed as one of  Shakespeare’s  misogynistic comedies, it plays on the theme of  gender equations.  The plot describes the hilarious courtship of  Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona and Katherina, an obdurate and headstrong shrew. Initially, Katherina is a rebellious participant in the relationship but is ultimately `tamed’  by Petruchio’s psychological torments, becoming, ultimately, a compliant and obedient wife. Set in small town India.




The Glittering Decades is commendable ,all four actors superb in their dialogue delivery. looking forward to forthcoming productions.

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