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Monday, January 5, 2015
Play Review: SHE by Curtail Call Productions & Events and Behroopiya Entertainers
Plight of women in our society is well known.
Some are the cause of it, some accept it exists, many have accepted it and very
few want to change it.
“She” is an
original play which is a compilation of monologues surrounding current women’s
script is fresh and written by Debontika Das. The script is the strength of the
play. The monologues create a surreal experience about real problems women face
these days – rapes, domestic violence and honor killings. With classical and contemporary
symphonies, the audiences are taken through the journey of pain a woman goes
through when she becomes target of crimes. I had goose bumps as soon as the
play started with three figures – dressed what seemed like angels of death came
on stage. Wounded angels, wounded as much by an indifferent, judgmental society
as by the criminals who changed their entire life. Sonamm Sharma, whom I have
seen in “Medea”proves her mettle as an actress portraying a strong character with strong
dialogue delivery and loud body gestures. You can feel the anger deep within
the character. Then comes Shibani Bedi, whom I have seen in “No
experience in theatre required”, as a helpless victim of domestic violence.
She creates real scenes with just her dialogues and you can feel the scenes of injustice
happening in front of your eyes created by her monologue and dramatic actions performed in the background by the other two actresses. One could see the helplessness
in her eyes and her body. Then comes Aarti Nayar, victim of another evil of our
society – “Honor killings” – where hate overpowers love and society’s obsession
with their idea of right clouds all logic. She did a great job but I wish the
role was given a little bit more time for the character to develop and the
problem to be highlighted. Overall, the three main elements, which make for a
great play, come together – direction,
script and the acting.
I personally feel that while lots of people are talking about
the problem faced by women, very few offer a solution. Neither does this play. I
wish the characters, could talk about what changes need to be brought into the
society to reduce such incidents of crime against women. It is a pretty intense
play. Not for your light hearted evening out with family.