May 25, 2011

Theatre Play "Begum Jaan" 3rd June Karachi


Time
Friday, June 3 at 8:00pm - June 12 at 8:00pm
Location
Arts Council theater Karachi

Directed by Anjum Ayaz
Writen By Javed Siddiqui

Cast:
Nimra Bucha
Naila Jafri
Ali Sheikh

Light Design: Uzma Sabeen
Photography: Q.M.Sayem

Ticket price is Rs. 600, Tickets are available at Agha’s Super Market , Napa and Arts council Karachi.

From 3rd June to 12th June 2011, at Arts Council theatre at 8:00 pm daily.



About the Play:

“Begum Jaan” is a woman right out of the pages of “Umroa Jaan Ada”.

We encounter her in the autumn of her life. A representative of the culture of a bygone era, she is a living commentary on the heritage that we have lost.

Begum Jaan lives a solitary life with her granddaughter wrapped in a cocoon. Their seemingly tranquil lives are disturbed by the arrival of a young journalist who is looking for a room to rent. He discovers during the course of his conversation that Begum Jaan has been in correspondence with eminent men (including Maulana Abul Kalam Azad) and that all these letters are intact. His curiosity is aroused and he wants to have access to these precious letters for material gains. This triangle of Begum Jaan, her granddaughter and the ambitious journalist is reflective of the change time has brought about in the culture of the sub-continent.

Javed Siddiqui’s play, a tragicomedy, is reminiscent of Chekhov.

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