Shabana Azmi Play Coming To Brampton’s Rose Theatre
Brampton:The Rose Theatre Brampton will present Girish Karnad’s Broken Images on Sunday, October 21 at 7pm as part of the 2012-2013 Season. This inspired work, starring Shabana Azmi, is a seductive psychological thriller that has quickly garnered critical acclaim from media and the theatre-going public since its opening in 2010 at the TATA Theatre in Mumbai, India. Following successful touring through the U.S. last year, the performance at The Rose is the Canadian debut.
Based on renowned Indian playwright Girish Karnad’s literary work, “A Heap of Broken Images” Broken Images is a one-hour drama, performed in English that highlights
Shabana Azmi is an international, award-winning cine-actress and human rights activist. Thrilled to be performing in the GTA, Azmi, who essays two pivotal roles in Broken Images, shares her insight on the play:
“Stage is one platform that never ceases to surprise audiences. Broken Images is one of my most challenging performances to date. Like most of Karnad’s plays, which are both complex and multi-layered, the play is technically demanding. The stage becomes a conversation between two sisters, one in the real realm and the other in the virtual.”
Director Padamsee sums up the show well when he says, “A good play entertains. A great play opens windows in your mind through which you see the past and the future in one continuum.”
the various truths of celebrity writer, Manjula. Manjula’s life changes overnight from a not a very successful Hindi short story writer to a suddenly wealthy and internationally famous author when she writes a best-selling English novel. The question haunting Manjula is, in opting for the global audience has she betrayed her own language and identity? Now, without warning, it’s her own “image” who decides to play confessor, psychologist, and inquisitor.
Broken Images will play the Rose Theatre Brampton for one night only on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 7 pm.
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