Hindi play ‘Ek Akeli Aurat’ staged

Excelsior Correspondent
KATRA, Apr 20:  Dario Fo’s play originally written in-Spanish and translated in Hindi by Himanshu Joshi ‘Ek Akeli Aurat’ was staged by Sangam Theatre Group Reasi here today  at  Matrika Auditorium Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University.
Sanjogita Mishra did the adaptation, while the play was directed by M. Akram Khan.
Prof Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor of SMVD University Katra was the chief guest, while Dr Varun Tripathi, President Board of Cultural Activities and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences was the guest of honour while Dr Rakesh Kumar Vice President Board of Cultural Activities was the special guest.
The story revolves around a lady who is talkative and loves company but is confined in a house by her chauvinist husband. She feels lonely and looks for company with all sorts of means in the house. She has two children and a perverted brother-in-law who is restricted to a wheelchair. She keeps chatting, exclaiming with her neighbour demonstrating her emotions with extreme measures to save her sanity. She is haunted by a crank caller, a money lender, a young lover and also exploited by her brother-in-law. Anger, frustration, restlessness, hope, regret, guilt and determination define her inner turmoil.
Ek Akeli Aurat is a testimony to the human spirit and demonstrates what we are all capable of doing when pushed to the limit of our patience.
The multi-cast script concaved by BR Vardaan to the modern days’ perspectives was well taken by the audience.
The artists who performed the different characters included  Sukandaya Devi as  Suman,  Bodh Raj Meania as Satish Obray, Shivani Wazir as Kalpana, Amar Chauhan as Kaya (Daughter) Danish Bhardwaj as Kannav,    Akram Khan  as Father & Film Maker, Aamir Khan as Add Director .The back Stage  Costume by Parveen Akhtar, Music by Aamir Khan, Set by B. Raj, Make-up by Parerna Bharti, Property by Priyinka Bharti, Lights by Gourav Jamwal, Sound by Shadab Khan,  Photography by Raja A. Khan and Video by Heramani Singh.