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Theatre calling for Delhi

December is a fabulous month for theatre lovers as not only plays influenced by famous dramatist Henrik Ibsen’s works will be staged at the Delhi Ibsen festival, but veteran theatre personality, Lushin Dubey, will be staging her play Ji Saab Ji for the city audience.

art and culture Updated: Nov 28, 2010 01:17 IST
Namya Sinha

December is a fabulous month for theatre lovers as not only plays influenced by famous dramatist Henrik Ibsen’s works will be staged at the Delhi Ibsen festival, but veteran theatre personality, Lushin Dubey, will be staging her play Ji Saab Ji for the city audience.



“For once, I have taken a smaller, much quieter and softer role,” says Lushin. Known for her powerful and mind blowing performances in plays such as

Macbeth, Muskaan Muskaan

and

Bitter Chocolate

, Lushin will not only act in the play but she is also the producer and director of

Ji Saab Ji

. “This play is a kind of tribute to my father. It is basically a play in the background of terrorism. The emphasis of the play is on a young boy and an old man”, she adds.



“The play is unique. It is about humanity. I saw my father in his last stages and he used to educate his attendants who were taking care of him. No one cried more on his death than these boys. He used to teach the boys about values of human communities that rise beyond religion or class. The play tries to bring in that.”



The play took a month of hard work for the artistes to practice it to perfection. “Lights, set designers, production manager, costume designer and all the people associated with it, have put in tremendous energy into the performance,” she says.



Dancers from Ashley Lobo’s Danceworx are also a part of the show. “This will be more of a physical theatre performance than a dance show,” says Lushin.



To give more impact to the play, the music has been given by Rahul Ram and Amit Kilm from the Indian Ocean group.