Twenty-two-year old Vidula is about to embark on the mother of all journeys an arranged marriage to a "suitable boy" from the US she has never met. Her brother Rohit, an up-and-coming professional with a Catholic girlfriend is busy fending off marriage brokers and "one of a kind" proposals while her sister Hema has arrived with baggage of more than one kind from Australia, where she lives with her high-flying bank executive husband and two children. Thrown into the mix are a teenage boy with raging hormones who nurses an unabashed obsession for Hema, the household cook who is harboring some disturbing secrets of her own and a colorful supporting cast of characters, each with exasperatingly funny and unique eccentricities.
In this hilarious and moving spectacle, renowned playwright Girish Karnad serves up some deeply penetrating insights about the Indian psyche and reveals how certain notions of wealth, class, sexual propriety, tradition and modernity form the essential fabric of middle class society in contemporary India.
The play is set in Dharwad.
English | 2 hrs | Age 16+
Written by GIRISH KARNAD
Directed & Produced by SINDU SINGH
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