Treat for theatre lovers

IF YOU are waiting to watch a meaningful and mature stage production, visit the Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, 179, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, on February 1 or 2 at 7 p.m.

The British Council and The Trident, present "Hannah and Hanna", an award winning play by John Retallack, who has created a name for his new and experimental work.

Hannah and Hanna, both 16-year-old are the two central characters in the play. Hannah loves pop music and hates foreigners, especially ones in her hometown, Margate. She has acquired the parochial, narrow attitude of her environment. While Hanna from Kosovo, also loves pop music and along with her mother and brother is seeking refuge from a land that is being ravaged. Placed in Margate, they are confronted by inhospitable hosts. Hanna feels lonely and wants to be accepted. Will Hannah befriend Hanna? If a friendship develops, will the girls be able to open up to each other? The play is a moving account of how conflicts can be tamed when two sides learn to communicate. Celia Meiras plays Hanna and Lousie Fitzgerald, Hannah. This will be their first visit to India.

Passes are available at the British Council, 737, Anna Salai. The director of the play, John Retallack will also conduct a workshop on February 4 at the British Council. Registration for the workshop will be on a first-come-first-served basis. For more details call: 28525002 Ext 335.

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