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 Productionís 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 Indianís 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 Indiaís complex and often hidden issues in this powerful 90min production followed by a lively 30min discussion with the cast and director.