Some stories and characters are truly timeless. One such being the popular mythological character, Draupadi, whose story has been told in every possible way, in every possible era. It has been adapted in daily soaps, and has also been penned down in the form of stories, and still continues to tickle our thoughts. Drawing parallels between the Pandava Queen and women of today, is the new show titled Draupadi, written and directed by Atul Satya Kaushik, under the presentation of The Films and Theatre Society.
Set in a village of Haryana in 1960, the Draupadi, we are told, is an imaginative re-telling of select episodes from Draupadi’s life. “She is not just a mythical character; she’s a metaphor for women of all times and ages. There is no dearth of Draupadis in our world; they are everywhere, be it in villages of Haryana, in the thriving metropolitan of Delhi, in the slums of Mumbai, on the streets of Ahmedabad or in a village of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwah. This play talks about the helplessness of being a woman in a male-dominated world, which most women must have felt,” says Kaushik.
The play that was selected as one of the best plays performed in Delhi in 2013 by Sahitya Kala Parishad is being performed in Gurgaon for the first time.
Time 7 pm onwards
Venue Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon.
Entry Tickets are priced `400, `300 and `200. To book, call 9873579796.