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Gauhar- Produced by The Primetime Theatre Co. and directed by Lillette Dubey

Gauhar recounts the fascinating story of one of the classical superstars of her time. A fiery, feisty, independent-minded woman of her generation, who was the first to break tradition and sing Indian classical music on a wax record. The play lays bare her life with all its myths and legends, and has live singing.

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Playwright: Mahesh Dattani

 

Language/s: English

 

Genre: Drama

 

Duration: 120 minutes

 

Interval:15 minutes

 

Director: Lillette Dubey

 

Theatre Group: The Primetime Theatre Co.

 

Credits:

 

Cast: Rajeshwari Sachdev, Zila Khan, Denzil Smith, Danny Sura, Rajeev Siddhartha, Gillian Pinto and Nandita Dubey

 

Credits:

 

Set and Lighting Designer: Salim Akhtar

 

Costume Designer: Pia Benegal

 

Kathak: Uma Dogra

 

Director’s Quote:

“Keeping our theatre company’s core philosophy in mind, Gauhar is a piece inspired by the need to produce work that is original. When I began work on Gauhar, I realized how little people – including those in the world of music – knew about this amazing musician who was a complete rockstar of her times and a prodigy to boot!

Gauhar, as a play is important, because it tells the personal and professional  story of a very important figure in our musical legacy. The first woman to sing on a vinyl record in 1902, she saw the future and reach of the recording industry and flouting the purists she took up the challenge of singing a Raag in less than 2.5 mins ( all that the vinyl could take) !

With an imaginative set, authentic costumes, inventive direction and some fabulous performances combined with live singing, Gauhar aims to recreate the life and times of this fascinating woman with a voice and mind of her own.”

 

Suitable for: 12 years +

Date & Venue:  August 29, 2019, Music Academy, Chennai

Time: 7.30pm

 

Sponsors

Associate Sponsor: Apollo Hospitals

Co-Sponsor: Casa Grand

Hospitality Partner: Taj Coromandel

Travel Partner: Air India

 

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