Written by: FFT Webmaster | February 21st, 2011
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Draupadi – Will my spirit live on?
(a Shivani Wazir Pasrich Production)
Roy Arias Theatre, NYC.
March 16-20, 2011
Dates & times:
March 16th – 18th at 8 pm
March 19th at 2 pm and 8 pm
March 20th at 5 pm
Roy Arias Theatre
300 West 43rd Street
(between 8th & 9th) NY 10036, New York
“Draupadi”, a play in English, interweaving tales from the epic past with contemporary Indian life.
The play is set to be both a poetic piece of drama and a truly dazzling affair. Some of India’s foremost names in the arts have joined together to create a wonderful spectacle, with Ritu Kumar designing costumes, Aman Nath conceptualizing the set design, Anjolie Ela Menon’s intense painting being the signature of the play, and Shubha Mudgal lending her wonderful voice to the production.
The play draws attention to the roles of women in society throughout the ages, through an exploration of the dramatic and compelling figure of Draupadi herself.
Synopsis of the play
Her only confidant is Lord Krishna. She tries to resolve with him why women must continue to suffer as she had in the past.
Krishna, the orchestrator of fate, leads her to Maaya- a woman of today, who has suffered much abuse at the hands of society. A distraught Maaya attempts suicide, but Draupadi stops her and offers her help in return for a favor.
Maaya treads through her life in Draupadi’s footsteps, and in the end she too must make a choice- will she choose revenge or resilience? Will she be Draupadi’s salvation? Will Krishna be able to address centuries old smoldering wounds?
Re-looking once again at the most misunderstood Nayika in Indian Epics… Shivani Wazir Pasrich Productions Presents “DRAUPADI”
Length: 90 min