Event Schedule

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Play's Details

16

Mar

Insaf ka Daira

The Caucasian chalk circle is a play by the german modernist playwright Bertolt Brecht. An example of Brecht's epic theatre. the play is a parable about a peasant girl who rescues a baby and becomes a better mother than its wealty natural parents.

16 & 17

Mar

Hotel Propaganda

A place created by love, where time stood still and all comes to stay in huis-clos. House of all times that has never changed. The vibration that hits the wall looking for sunrise to make the souls dance.

18

Mar

Return To The palestine

Jad, a Palestinian born in America, decides to go to Palestine for the first time in his life.Wanting to know more about his people and identity, he finds out that reality is very different from what you see in the news.

19 & 20

Mar

Ikhtiar

Best known for his short stories, Saadat Hasan Manto chronicled the chaos that prevailed in society. Arguably the best Urdu short story writer and writer of realistic prose in South Asia, he was a maverick in a society that did not accept the bitter truths.

19

Mar

Absolute Manto

Best known for his short stories, Saadat Hasan Manto chronicled the chaos that prevailed in society. Arguably the best Urdu short story writer and writer of realistic prose in South Asia, he was a maverick in a society that did not accept the bitter truths.

20

Mar

Gardish-e- Rang-e-Junoon

The story is about a mother who is seeking justice for her child. The child is a 12 year old girl who was raped. The mother is trying to find the culprit of the crime herself. Her efforts to find the truth are blocked at each step by the very people and institutions that are there for the protection of the weak and helpless.

21

Mar

Music Mela-Folk

Karachi is a microcasm of Pakistan and people from all over the country have made it their home. In this most diverse of cities we will celebrate the culture of all the varied people.

22

Mar

Aesay Hi Chalta Hai

The play is about a common man who tries to help a poet who accidently stuck under a fallen tree. He tries to pull him out but fails to pull it on his own. He calls government officials for help. But government officials keep delaying any rescue operation by transferring applications from one department to the other.

23 & 24

Mar

Baaztab

The play is about a young girl Rameen who develops a split personality disorder. Her diorder is brought on by the death of her father in a riot in Karachi and her mother's subsequent marriage to a man who has very traditoinal patriarchal views on the role of women in society.

23

Mar

Aj rang hai Qawali

Qawali is a popular form of music in South Asia. It is part of a musical tradition that stretches back for almost 800 years.

24

Mar

Proof

The play concerns Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius in his fifties and professor at the University of Chicago, and her struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness.

25 & 26

Mar

Tasadum

Tasadum” is a play about conflicts between two different schools of thought, two ideologies, two generations. Conflict between Religion and Nature. Imran Aslam’s burning socialist ideas are embedded with extremely crisp satirical dialogue.

25

Mar

Nai Rung - Pop & Rock

The popularity and worldwide scope of pop rock music resulted in a powerful impact on society. Rock and roll influenced daily life.

26

Mar

Hemlet

In 2001 the Nepali Crown Prince and the rest of the Nepali Royal family lay dead in the palace compound opposite Theatre Village in kathmandu. Violent regime change. Shakespeare's recurrent theme, is a living memory in Nepal.

27

Mar

Jaloos

This play deals with the problems in society which we are dealing with and facing but do not want to or cannot change. the characters in this play represent those people in society who are downtrodden and suffering and who do not get justice and are ignored by society.

28

Mar

Antigone

Jean Anouilh's play Antigone is a tragedy inspired by Greek mythology and the play of the same name (Antigone, by Sophocies) from the fifth century B.C.Jean Anouilh wrote his "Antigone" in 1944, during the height of the Nazi occupation of France.

28

Mar

Insaanwar

In the far future, when humans have become extinct and apes rule the planet we find a society where there is no religion but a code of conduct based on a system of rules for the betterment of the community.

29

Mar

Music Mast-Contemporary

The word "Zarb" means stroke. So the band is comprised of all striking instruments like tabla, sitar, guitar, bass guitar, piano and drums. the idea is to blend eastern and western music with all its possible similarities.

30 & 31

Mar

Wash Yourself of Yourself

The swallow is named the bird of freedom, because it is constantly in migration. This show is a journey of emotional migration.

30

Mar

Da bhagi marg

Accidental death of an Anarchist is a form of political theatre. An Anarchist died while in police custody for questioning about a bombing in which he played no part.

31

Mar

Commedia D'ell Arte

This form of theatre originated in italy in the 16th century and quickly spread all across Europe. Playing a crucial role in the development of Western Theatre.

1 & 2

Apr

Chup

Salman has been receiving calls from an unknown number. Nobody says anything but the calls are persistent. His mother is also receiving the same calls. Father has hearing problems and yet he seems to hear something no one else does.

1

Apr

Ga'on me Roshni

In the beginning goddess Kali, Personifying Mother Nature explains how the environment of this planet sustains life but it does not tolerate excesses committed against it.

2

Apr

Shikwa Jawab-e-Shikwa

It was in 1909 that Allama Muhammad Iqbal recited Shiwa' ('The Complaint') in lahore. The event produced a stir and Shikwa remains Iqbal's most contentious poem to date. Many orthodox Muslims had reservations about its message.