Motley Theatre Group: Ismat Apa Ke Naam
In a celebration of Indian writer Ismat Khanum Chughtai, Indian film superstar Naseeruddin Shah and his Motley Theatre Group stage three short stories that challenge India's gender biases, caste system, and notions on rural women's worth.
- Mar. 5 - 6, 2011
- Family Theater
- 105 minutes
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Ismat Apa Ke Naam
Starring Naseeruddin Shah
Indian film superstar Naseeruddin Shah (Monsoon Wedding and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and his Motley Theatre Group from Mumbai stage Ismat Apa Ke Naam, a collection of three works by short-story writer Ismat Khanum Chughtai. Together the works celebrate Chughtai as one of India's best-loved writers. "Gharwali," "Mughal Bachcha," and "Chhui Muee" are stories that challenge India's gender biases, caste system, and notions on the worth of rural women. Performed in Hindustani with English surtitles. A free Explore the Arts discussion follows the performance on March 5.
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