Date(s) - 26/05/2017 - 28/05/2017
Alliance Francaise de bangalore
BLT Presents Sanjukta, a workshop production to promote new voices in theatre. BLT has a long track record of encouraging new writing for the stage. There has also been active support for new directors. Sanjukta presents Bangalore audiences both a new script and a new director. The Bangalore theatre community is already aware of the Directors Training programmes offered by BLT. We may look forward to a more formal training opportunity for writers in playwriting and dramaturgy too in the near future. Preparations are on for a really professional course with international collaborations.
Sanjukta-Written & Directed by Viji Sashikant
Sanjukta is single, unmarried, a lawyer in a large law firm and lives with her elderly mother and a younger unmarried sister. Sanju (as she is called) is fairly content with her life – she is the ‘man of the house’ and attends to typical male chores like banking, car repair, etc., leaving the household tasks to her mother and sister.
Though a partner in a prestigious law firm, Sanju is not stylish. She is invariably dressed in unbecoming functional clothes with her hair in a pony tail. She is not a prude or old-maidenly, but she hasn’t had romance in her life.
Her younger sister Meera has been having an office affair for several years. Suddenly, she announces that she is getting married. Sanjukta is 39 and realizes that Meera would leave and when her mother passed away, she would be all alone.
Her best friend Parveen is an incurable romantic and has spent the better part of 10 years trying to find a suitable match for Sanju. She now urges Sanju to advertise in the newspaper for a groom.
Between surprise from her mother, contempt from her sister and a push from Parveen, Sanju meets 3 of the men who have answered her ad. Will she find Mr Right?
The play is set in the mid-90s.
Date and Time:
May 26th, May 27th, May 28th
Friday – 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday – 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm