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SAKHARAM BINDER – A play in Hindi

13 September 2010 1,895 One Comment

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Vijay Tendulkar’s

A play in Hindi (with English supertitles)

Directed by Ravi Bhatnagar
Produced by Asheesh Divetia

Vijay Tendulkar’s SAKHARAM BINDER, written originally in Marathi in 1972, is one of his best-known plays. Sakharam, a book-binder, picks up other men’s discarded women – cast-off wives who would otherwise be rendered homeless and destitute, or be murdered with impunity – and takes them in as domestic servants and partners. Ruling his home like a tyrant, and telling each woman she is “free to leave” whenever she wants, he does not anticipate the moral and emotional complications of this arrangement, which prove heartbreakingly ruinous to everyone involved.

The play was banned in 1974 because it was considered too violent and vulgar. It has since been translated into many Indian languages and staged all over the world. Prominent artists such as Amrish Puri, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Sayaji Shinde, Nilu Phule, Sulbha Deshpande and Sonali Kulkarni have been associated with the play.

October 10, Sunday @ 5pm
October 15, Friday @ 8pm
October 16, Saturday @ 6pm

Cubberley Theater
4000 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA

Front Orchestra – $25 until Sep 23 ($30 thereafter)
General Seating – $15 until Sep 23 ($20 thereafter)

*** Front Orchestra guarantees preferential seating ***

Buy online @ www.naatak.com | Email tickets@naatak.com |
Or call Ashok @ 408-296-6579

Children under 12 will not be admitted | Flash photography not allowed

Naatak is a San Francisco Bay Area-based theater group dedicated to producing creative and thought-provoking plays. Since its founding in 1995 by students at UC Berkeley and Stanford, Naatak has staged 33 productions in English, Hindi and Tamil. Naatak is a registered 501c(3) non-profit organization. For more information or to sign up on our mailing list, visit www.naatak.com.

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