Lilette Dubey's "Sammy" on February 5 at the Music Academy
Lilette Dubey is back, this time to stage "Sammy", the Primetime Theatre Company's 21st production, on February 5, 7 p.m. at the Music Academy.Written by Pratap Sharma and directed by Lillete Dubey, "Sammy" recounts Gandhiji's story in a contemporary manner from his earliest days to his final assassination in a short span of two hours. The title of the play is easily explained and becomes clear in the early part of the action. The word `sammy' along with the word `coolie' was used as a derogatory term by the whites in South Africa to insult Indians and other coloured people. It originates from the word `swami' which actually means `master' or `guru'. When he first hears an angry mob in Durban shouting the word as an insult to describe him, the young Mohan smiles and expresses the hope that he may some day be able to live up to it.The cast includes Joy Sengupta, Vijay Crishna/Ira Dubey, Neha Dubey, Denzil Smith, Zafar Karachiwala, Vikrant Chaturvedi, Asif Ali Beg and Anu Menon. Tickets are priced at Rs. 500, Rs.350 and Rs. 200 (balcony).For details and bulk bookings contact 24520261 or 42150950.