Catch the play Ismat - Ek Aurat being staged at Sutradhar, Lamakaan on September 26 at 7: 30 pm. The play is based on Ismat Chughtai, a veritable tour de force of women’s writing in India, a woman who was a feminist by instinct, long before it became fashionable to flash the badge of feminism. ‘Ismat Apa’ presented the truth of society and its women in the same nakedness in which she saw them. Each story will be narrated by one of the three artistes in a sequence. A letter by Manto on his view of Ismat as a woman is read out as a prelude. The performance begins with Guftagu (Tete-e-tete), a monologue by Ismat herself where she muses and talks about her early life, family relationships and her writings. The second story, Saas (Mother-in-law), is about a unique saas-bahu pair and adds a new dimension to this perceived notorious relationship. The third and the last is Chidi Ki Dukki (The deuce of Clubs) which speaks about how wit and attitude in a woman can be more attractive than mere external beauty.
Entry: Rs 100, Contact: 98480 52541
Laugh out loud
Get your dose of laughter with the fourth edition of the Samahaara Comedy Night that comes with a new set of short plays and stand-up comedy. Mad, funny, impish, satirical, hilarious characters and situations will entertain the audience in the show directed by Rathna Shekar Reddy on September 27 and 28 at 7: 30 pm at Lamakaan, Banjara Hills. The age group for the show is 16 years and above only. Entry: Rs 100 Contact: 83411 20303
Online booking: in.bookmyshow.com
Hone your dancing skills at the free dance and music classes. During the classes, one would be taught dandia dance, bathukamma songs and dance, marriage songs and traditional songs. The venue is Shilparamam, Madhapur and the classes are meant only for women till September 24, from 3 to 6 pm
The entry is free
Contact: 040 2311 6456