An all-female theatre group to perform in Gurgaon
Moms, a Gurgaon-based theatre group, is set to present its third annual production now.art and culture Updated: Aug 28, 2016 17:12 IST
The adaptions of two classic plays – Tartuffe by Moliere and Anji by Vijay Tendulkar – are set to be staged in Gurgaon today. The plays will be performed by an all-female group called Moms Theatre Group, who along with their aim of regaling the audience, also wishes to revive their creative pursuits through theatre.
Geetika Goyal, founder of the Gurgaon-based group says, “Our adaption of Tartuffe is the dramatic story of a spiritual hypocrite. While Anji revolves around the society’s outlook. It is a story of a Marathi-girl based in Pune. The first play is loud and full of drama whereas the second one is more realistic. Both the plays together will offer a complete family entertainment.”
The group was established in 2013 by Goyal who is an artist and author. Over the years, it has become a platform for women to showcase their creative persona. “The idea behind this group was to provide the mothers in Gurgaon a creative corner, where they can unwind and discover themselves all over again. We come together to challenge ourselves and find some time for ourselves, while taking a break from our everyday routine,” says Goyal.
Presently, the group has 15 women aged between 35 to 69 years. Every year, they come together to stage a play. Goyal adds, “As we’re all working women, it is a little hard for us to manage time. But we make sure to meet once every week to practice. It takes at least six months to come up with a new production, so we can only perform once in a year,” says Goyal.
Theatre actor,Surekha Nagpal, who is otherwise a professional in human resource management , says, “I had been nursing the desire to pursue theatre for a long time. But with work and two young boys to take care of, my hands were full. Last year, I took a commitment from my husband to pitch in on Mondays to help with the kids, so I could take out time to pursue my dream. Since then there has been no looking back. I enjoy each moment of it.”
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What: One Evening- Two plays
Where: Auditorium, DPS, Sector-45, Gurgaon
When: August 28
Nearest Metro station: Huda City Centre on Yellow Line