WORKING TITLE, Mumbai
MAHADEVBHAI (1892 - 1942)
A play centred around MAHATMA GANDHI
Exclusively for schools on INDEPENDENCE DAY
At PRITHVI THEATRE, Juhu
15th August, 11:00 a.m.
Tickets: Rs. 150 per head
To book call 98200 77429 or 98190 10570
(Suitable for ages 9+)
A short note about the play:
MAHADEVBHAI (1892-1942) is a reminder of a healthy tradition that is slowly being obliterated by the devices of deep hatred and prejudice.
The character that occupies centre stage is Mahadev Desai, secretary and onlooker to Gandhiji. The play is based on the daily diary that Mahadevbhai maintained, in which he jotted down the innumerable letters to and by Gandhiji, as well as conversations and banter, lectures and discourses.
The form chosen is of lively storytelling, interspersed with humour, as one actor plays out various historical characters like Gandhiji, Mahadevbhai, Jawaharlal Nehru, Vallabhbhai Patel and Dr. B R Ambedkar, among others.
The attempt is to understand the thoughts and principles that Gandhiji stood for; principles that are even more relevant in today’s world:
"non-violence, economic processes that favour the poorest of the poor, religious tolerance, removal of untouchability & discrimination, the status of women" MAHADEVBHAI (1892-1942) attempts to remind us of the times that were, and create a show that is as captivating and charismatic as the men and women themselves.
MAHADEVBHAI premiered at the prestigious Prithvi Theatre Festival and since then has toured the country and abroad, having completed over 260 shows to date. Of these over 100 have been for students.
It has been performed at all major theatre festivals in the country (National School of Drama, Delhi, Sangeet Natak Academy, Rangashankara Bangalore, Parks' Festival Chennai, to name a few).
MAHADEVBHAI was invited to perform at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2007 on special invitation by the Ministries of Culture and External Affairs in collaboration with the National Book Trust.
It has also been performed in cities across Nepal on invitation by the Indian Embassy in Nepal.
The play had a successful tour of the UK, with 5 very successful shows in London at Waterman's Theatre and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
The play has reached out to a wide variety of audiences, ranging from students, educators, parents, as well as the open public. Venues have been as varied as conventional theatres to open air amphitheatres, gardens and convention and banquet rooms.
The play connects very well with students of standard 4 and above and we have had several performances in schools and colleges across the country.
It would be a pleasure to have the students of your institution come and enjoy a true Theatre experience.
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