Reliving the era

first_imgTheatre lovers get ready for a treat as the Pierrot’s Troupe is going to perform two of its unique and celebrated plays on May 24 and June 13.Lal Qile Ka Aakhri Mushaera featuring Tom Alter as Bahadur Shah Zafar will take the stage for the 22nd time on May 24 at Sri Ram Centre. The play recreates the last Mushaera that took place at Lal Qila before the 1857 revolt happened. It, thus, presents some of the tallest figures of Urdu poetry on one stage – Ghalib, Zauq, Momin, Dagh, Tishnah, Sheftah and of course Bahadur Shah Zafar, which is played by none other than India’s one and only Tom Alter, a master of Urdu, acting and history-telling. The play is scripted and directed by M Sayeed Alam. The importance of this historic event lies in the fact that it literally assembled on one stage the tallest figures of Urdu Poetry. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Next taking the stage is the act Maulana Azad. It is the first ever play on Maulana Azad encompassing his life, his times, his scholarship, his secular credentials a great deal. Performed brilliantly by Tom Alter, the play has been rightly billed as the biggest casting coup in the history of Indian theatre. Maulana’s narrative includes numerous entertaining anecdotes and memoirs characterising his life, personality, thoughts and scholarship. Maulana’s personal relations with Gandhi Ji Nehru, Patel and Jinnah also come under the review in the course of the play. It will take the stage for 152nd time at Sri Ram Centre on June 13.When: May 24, June 13Where: Sri Ram Centrelast_img

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