Of family and changing values

Anna University’s Theater club Theatron presents Girish Karnad’s play Wedding Album on August 23 at 6.30 p.m. at T.N. Rajaratnam Auditorium as part of Crea-Shakthi’s Campus Theater Initiative.

The play, directed by Srutanjay Narayanan, is a hilarious and moving spectacle revelatory of the India that we live in today. The central characters portray the modern, middle-class Indian family: a daughter who lives in Australia with her husband and children, a son who is a media professional, a younger daughter who is willing to marry a ‘suitable’ boy from the U.S. whom she has never met, a doting mother, an ageing father rapidly losing his authority, and a loyal cook.

Wedding Album operates at two levels: it explores the traditional Indian wedding in a globalised, technologically-advanced India even as it juxtaposes the very different life experiences and expectations of the family and the loyal cook. By doing this, Karnad reveals how particular notions of wealth, well-being, sexual propriety, tradition, and modernity form the basis of middle-class society in contemporary India.

Crea-Shakthi is a theatre group that is working towards taking theatre to the next generation with special focus on training and skill development.

For tickets call, 9566110099.

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