Theatre

Wedding Album

Scenes from 'The Wedding Album'.  

‘Wedding Album’, Girish Karnad’s contemporary new comic drama, explores the traditional Indian Wedding in a globalised, technologically advanced India. On the surface it’s a familiar picture - a joyful event when members of the clan come together to celebrate and reaffirm loyalties, but behind the picture perfect smiles, simmer long suppressed suspicions, jealousies, frustrations and aggression.

The play deals with a normal urban middle-class family: a daughter who lives abroad with her professional husband, a brother who is a software designer, a younger daughter happy enough to marry a suitable boy from the US she has never met, and then, of course, there is the doting mother and the loyal cook. A family which is educated, liberal, and modern. Each snapshot shows its members frozen in a projection of respectability, but each figure has a double image, with the shadow of a hidden life. It's a hilarious spectacle. And, hopefully, both revealing and moving.

The Primetime Theatre Co. (Mumbai)

Directed by: Lillete Dubey

Playwright: Girish Karnad

Language: English

Date: August 21

Duration: 120 Minutes

About the group:

The Company was set up in 1991 with the ultimate objective of providing a platform for original Indian writing in English. Most of its productions have been in keeping with this philosophy. Some of the more notable productions of the group include ‘Dance Like A Man’ (1995), ’Autobiography’ (1996), ’Jaya- The Victory!’ (an operatic montage of the Mahabharata-1998), ’On a Muggy Night in Mumbai’ (1999), ‘Siren City’(2000), ’30 Days in September’ (2001),’ Womanly Voices’ (2003) ‘Breathe in Breathe out’ (2004) ‘Sammy’ (2005) ‘Kanyadaan’ (2007) and ‘Wedding Album’(2008). Three of these have won the Sahitya Kala Parishad Award for the Best Play of the year, and SAMMY won 4 National awards at META in 2006. The company has been invited to numerous prestigious National and International Festivals, and has toured extensively in India and abroad.

Cast & Crew

Lillete Dubey

Ira Dubey

Utkarsh Mazumdar

Suchitra Pillai

Satchit Puranik

Amar Talwar

Deepika Amin

Seema Azmi

Vivek Gomber

Nandita Dubey

Bhola Sharma

Shaikh Altaf

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