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We Draupadi’s And Sitas (Kali Theatre India)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

Shomshuklla’s hour long exploration ‘woman’ was delicately effective. Three generations of Indian women confidently reassessed the female perspectives of Draupadi and Sita, the women of patriarchal Indian epic tales ‘The Ramayana’ and ‘The Mahabharata’. The enchantingly beautiful Sita, played by Sohini Mukherjee, shone throughout, emotionally and quite literally, as all the women were costumed in resplendent, shimmering dresses. ‘We Draupadi’s and Sitas’ was an engaging account of what it means to be a woman, and was incredibly heartfelt and thought provoking, despite some nerviness in the performance, and the at times obscure nature of the monologues. Given the sensitive subject matters involved, Shomshuklla bravely presented Draupadi and Sita’s positions—one may even say plights—and did so powerfully and respectfully.

C eca, 3 – 16 Aug, 7.50pm (8.50pm), £6.50 – £9.50, fpp310.
tw rating 3/5