Theatre Olympics 2018 - Aalav (The Calling)
AALAV (The Calling)
Dir: Arshad Mushtaq
Group: Theatre for Kashmir, Srinagar
Dur: 1 hr 10 mins
Aalav draws from the original story of J M Synge’s Irish play Riders to the Sea and creates a world that is Kashmiri in all its shades and hues, and hence a narrative that unfolds within the contemporary realm and presents a reality that the people of the valley live day in and day out. The story of the old mother and her daughters resonates within the social and political context and is present with all its complexities and intricacies. For Zooni, the endless wait has left her home empty, and all she is left to be content with is the proper burial of her youngest son Jana. Her tribulations along with her daughters Noori and Aasiya form the major portion of the narrative of the play.
Prem Chand Rangshaala
Dujra, Rajendra Nagar, Patna, Bihar 800004