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Birjees Qadar Ka Kunba
Sat May 25, 7:30 PM
Nibha Theatre Ensemble
The play ‘Birjees Qadar Ka Kunba’ is the Indian adaptation by Raghuvir Sahay, of the original Spanish play ‘The House of Bernada Alba’ written by the revolutionary genius of Spanish theatre, Federico Garcia Lorca in the year 1936, who brought vivid and tragic poetry to the stage with his powerful dramas. Birjees, a tyrannical matriarch rules over her house and five daughters, cruelly crushing their hopes and needs. The play eloquently deals with culture of deprivation and denial that manifests itself in violence and hostility which is synonymous with the repression suffered by women in rural or small town women in Indian context till this date. The tragedy of virginity is persistent across cultural boundaries and sexual and social freedom continues to be a never ending struggle.