“All About Women” and Old World Theatre FestivalDecember 11th, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.11 (ANI): “There is a little bit of a hooker in every woman a little bit of a hooker and a little bit of God”,this remark by the noted English actress Sarah Miles confirms how difficult is the journey into the psyche of a woman.
“All About Women” was the opening play for the Old World theatre Festival in New Delhi. The play directed by Hidaayat Sami takes the journey of unraveling women’’s mind in a five interweaving stories.
The first story depicts the relationship between two sisters. It concerns two sisters who are at loggerheads because of the man they both love - and there is also the question of their mother?
They reconcile only when they realize that the man over whom they are fighting is not worth fighting for and that relationship is fickle in the world.
The second story is also about two women who are exceptionally close, until their relationship undergoes a crisis when a third woman comes into their lives. Then, there is the story of secretaries working for the same firm; about three little girls who go to kindergarten together; and old ladies living in a retirement home.
Well-known light designer and ninety seven play old actor, Hidaayat Sami makes his directorial debut with Croatian playwright Miro Gavran’’s play.
Akarsh Khurana’’s Akvarious Productions has produced the play.
The seventh edition of the Old World Theatre festival in Delhi started last week with the play “All About Women”,which kept the capital’’s audience enchanted for one and half hours.
The other play that drew the attention was Habib Tanvir’’s ” Raj Rakht”.
A topical play which depicts the conflict between religion and politics and how the so called keeper of religion uses God to serve their personal interests in the name of people.
The Old World Theatre Festival, presented by Old World Culture, is regarded as one of the foremost theatre festivals in Delhi, possessing a distinct identity of its own.
Now in its seventh year, the festival brings as always dynamic, diverse, well known as well as original, critically acclaimed productions. Showcasing the vibrant and rich storehouse of theatrical talent from cities around India.
Besides mainstream play there are “The Best of the Collegiate Theatre”, which has plays from different colleges of the capital. (ANI)
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