MPTF 2014 Theatre

A Peasant of El Salvador

A Peasant of El Salvador is the riveting, funny and heart-warming story of a hill farmer and his family against the backdrop of the Salvadoran civil unrest of the 1970s. It tells the story of a peasant named Jesus who has a big heart, a big family and a small piece of land. The peasant, one of hundreds like him, patiently waits for things to change in the face of a military dictatorship, sweeping land reforms, death squads, guerilla warfare and unprecedented repression. Three narrators take us on a journey to a time and place far removed from us, where the sweat is salty, the corn is sweet, and the feuds are bitter.

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The group:

Having completed 15 years, QTP has grown to become among the most vibrant theatre organisations in the country. More than 20 productions have been staged under the QTP banner including META-nominated So Many Socks (2012), Khatijabai of Karmali Terrace (2004) and Crab (2007). It has been involved with international projects such as Gates to India Song and The Merchants of Bollywood as well as internationally acclaimed productions such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Nirbhaya. QTP has also been the flag-bearer of youth theatre in the country since 1999 with its annual festival Thespo.

This play is being produced by special arrangement with the playwrights, Peter Gould & Stephen Stearns, who began touring the original two-man drama in 1982.

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Group: QTP

Director: Quasar Thakore Padamsee

Playwrights: Peter Gould and Stephen Stearns

Language: English, with some Spanish and Hindi

Time: 75 minutes (no interval)

Rating: Age 10 and above



Director Says:

“What struck me about this story is how little the ‘little people’ matter. In our calculations of economic development, we are blinded by the statistical success of initiatives but overlook the actual human cost. The play deals with very severe issues, but with humour and grace.”

Cast & crew:

Meher Acharia-Dar

Suhaas Ahuja

Pramod Pathak

Arghya Lahiri (Light Design)

Toral Shah (Production Manager)

Saatvika Kantamneni (Stage Manger and Sound Operator)

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