Thursday, June 19, 2008
Shirin Acting in Mere Bachché this weekend
For all those in the DC area and who can understand some Hindi or Urdu, make sure to check out this weekend's production of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons", featuring Shirin as Anu. The play is being produced by Natya Bharati, which we got involved with when we discovered it was the only half decent Desi theater group in the area - at least the only one we could find.
Mere Bachché tells the story of Anu as she returns to the house of her neighbor and fiancé, Sharad, who disappeared three years ago during a major war. Anu's father and Jamna Prasad, Sharad's father, were business partners during the war and were accused of knowingly supplying faulty parts to the army, an act which resulted in the deaths of 21 pilots. As Anu and Sharad's family struggle to make peace with the past, events unfold which make living in the present even more difficult.
The play will be performed on Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22 at 4pm at Kreeger Auditorium, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852. The dialogues are pretty Bollywood, so don't worry if your Urdu/Hindi isn't that great; you'll definitely understand it. Tickets will be available at the theater, but come early in case it sells out.