Over the last year, the number of English and Hindi plays being staged in Pune have dropped. However, last month we saw Lilette Dubey’s August: Orange County being performed at Ishanya. Today, you can drop by at Ambedkar Bhavan to catch White Noise, whose four central characters have been inspired by the book “Nine Lives — In search of the sacred in modern India” by award-winning historian and travel writer William Dalrymple.
We’ll be attending the performance today for a review. So in case you’d want to wait for the performance on the 9th, do take a look at our review later this week.
Synopsis: A bronze idol-maker, a Jain nun, a devdasi and a mad woman… four voices that push, prod and provoke. Their life-stories are a search for answers that takes the audience from temples to households to streets and ultimately the cremation grounds. Each story, be it that of a talented man who finds his logic defeated by tradition or that of a woman who was married of to a sadist and found her escape in the Tantric worship of the Goddess Tara, is highly personal while at the same time it tries to rub the sleep from our eyes. This play is experimental and episodic, using elements from classic Greek and Sanskrit drama, classical dance, poetry and visual media.
Cast: Karan Ahuja, Gillian Pinto, Karishma Modi, Shweta Ghatge, Anoushka Joglekar, Mahesh Kantheti
Venue: Ambedkar Bhavan, Maldhakka Chowk, Near Sassoon Hospital
Date & Time: 2nd Dec & 9th Dec / 7.30pm onwards