Beyond Bollywood

Project Description:


Sep/Oct 2012 at the Daniels Spectrum (formerly Regent Park Arts and Cultural Centre)

Back by popular demand after a SOLD OUT show at the Brampton Rose, Why Not Theatre Presents Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah & Heeba Shah live in Toronto with two critically acclaimed shows by Motley Theatre:

Dear Liar

(Sept 28-30, 2012), Performed in English

By Jerome Kilty, adapted from the correspondence of George Bernard Shaw and Mrs. Patrick Campbell (a famous actress of the time). This classic play chronicles the deep mutual admiration and love (despite both of them being married to other people) through a very significant era of History (1895 to 1939).

Ismat Apa Ke Naam

(Oct 5-7, 2012), Performed in Urdu/Hindi with English surtitles

Based on a collection of three short stories by one of India’s most beloved writers, Ismat Chughtai (1915-1991). It tackles taboo and controversial subjects such as the sanctity of marriage and monogamy, the lives of rural women and the decline of the “Mughal” aristocracy at the turn of the 20th century, told with Ismat Chughtai’s signature poetic flair.

Dear Liar

Written by Jerome Kilty
Starring Naseeruddin Shah & Ratna Pathak Shah
Directed by Satyadev Dubey
Lighting Design by Andre du Toit
Motley Theatre Producer/Manager: Jairaj Patil

Ismat Apa Ke Naam

Based on stories written by Ismat Chughtai
Directed by Naseeruddin Shah
Starring Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah & Heeba Shah
Lighting Design by Michael Nazareth and Darshan Kumar
Motley Theatre Producer/Manager: Jairaj Patil