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Lift Festival 2008 - Dangalnama


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Dangalnama A Flame Production directed by Prasad Vanarase
A Lift commission / UK Premiere
Fri 13 - Wed 18 June 13, 14, 15, 16, 17: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
15, 18: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
The Lift Festival in conjunction with Theatre Royal Stratford East is proud to host Flame Production’s Dangalnama from 13th June, 2008.

Dangalnama is a gripping account of sectarian rioting in India since the assassination of Indira Gandhi in 1984. It is also the story of a younger generation making sense of their history.

Through the voices and personal testimonies of Indian journalists, students, artists and politicians, director Prasad Vanarase presents survival stories, which shed light on the current social, economic and political climate in India today and the wide disparity between the poor-rural and modern-urban population. Performed in five languages (Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, English and Kannada), this eye-opening and satirical take on Indian’s recent past also looks forward to a more unified future.

Dangalnama boasts a cast of 14 drawn from across India. Using satire and comedy, Dangalnama shows us the human side of India’s complex and often hidden issues in this powerful 90min production followed by a lively 30min discussion with the cast and director.

Posted on 30/05/2008
Start Date: 13/06/2008
End Date: 18/06/2008
Region: London
Venue: Theatre Royal, Stratford East
Venue Address: Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford London, E15 1BN
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