Pune Highway by Rahul da Cunha
Saturday, 11 February 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Staged reading of Hard Places

Language: English

Duration: 80 min; no interval

Age restriction: 16+

Written by: Farhad Sorabjee

Directed by: Nadir Khan

A Rage Production (Mumbai)

The Cast: Faezeh Jalali, Nadir Khan, Shernaz Patel


A hotel room in the middle of a divided desert. Outside, a bustling market. Inside, Aziz and Saira are plotting to rescue their mother from the far side of the border. Forced to use a megaphone to speak to her across no man’s land, they invent codes to trick the soldiers who watch over them. But when time comes for confrontation, nothing is quite what it seems.

Their conversation reopens old wounds and reawakens traumatic memories. Who is rescuing whom?

The staged readings will be followed by a discussion with the playwright and the director.


A workshop on playwrighting by Abhishek Majumdar

Saturday, 11 February  1000-1300

Abhishek is a playwright, director, scenographer and currently the artistic director of Indian Ensemble, Bengaluru. His work has been performed in India, the UK, Europe and the USA.