BRIEF CANDLE: Three Plays
Brief Candle: Three Plays brings together the most recent work of Sahitya Akademi award-winner Mahesh Dattani as he continues to explore subjects that need to be addressed but are relentlessly brushed under the carpet of middle-class morality—incest; gender bias and death. The title play is set in a hospital ward where terminally ill patients put up an energetic farce in memory of their friend who died of cancer. The blurring of lines between their romp and the events of their own lives leads to revelations that are both tragic and life-affirming. In the radio play The Girl Who Touched the Stars; Bhavna—now an astronaut ready to take off on a mission into outer space—reflects on her past in this moment of glory; only to confront the bitter truths she has tried to ignore all her life. The fragile fabric of familial relations is ripped apart in Thirty Days in September when memories of a traumatic past return to haunt a mother and her daughter. Playful and poignant; devastating and redemptive; these critically acclaimed plays lay bare the far-reaching consequences of the choices we make; confirming Dattani as one of India’s foremost dramatists.
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Amar AMARINDER AMOL ASTRONAUT BBC Radio begins Bhavna’s mother Blackout Bloody Mary Brief Candle Bunki can’t cellphone comedy comes counsellor dance Darshan Jariwala daughter Days in September dead DEEPIKA didn’t doctor doesn’t doll don’t want door dream exits face Fade FATHER fault feel forget give happen hide hospice humming knew Laughing leave Lillete Dubey looks at Deepak lullaby Mahesh Dattani Mala looks Mala walks Mala’s voice mask mean Miss Unnikrishnan moon Mumbai never night okay Pause picks play pray Pyaasa Radhika remember scene screams Sengupta Shanta looks Silence singing sits sorry space speak staring stay stop Suchitra Pillai sure talk Tawade tell Thank There’s things Thirty Days thought told tomorrow Touched the Stars towel Tracey Neale trying uncle understand Viagra VIKAS voice on tape waiting waltz want to know What’s woman YOUNG BHAVNA