The Asmita Summer Theatre Festival features some gritty, realistic plays this year.
Ishwar Awasthi, the protagonist in Ek Mamooli Aadmi,realises he will soon die unacknowledged by anybody whose life he has touched. The anticipation turns him into the source of others’ happiness
Operation Three Star, Amitabh Srivastava’s adaptation of Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist, is grounded in a disturbing reality: crimes of the state. It is scathing in revealing the follies of law enforcement agencies.
Asmita’s Hindustani adaptation of Mahesh Dattani’s Final Solutions retains the philosophy of the original.
But the highlight of the festival could be Unsuni, scripted by Mallika Sarabhai, based on Harsh Mander’s novel Unheard Voices. The play trains the spotlight on the rights of street urchins, tribal people, scavengers and lepers —forced to stay on the fringes of society.
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