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Dance Like a Man – Debuts in Auckland

Dance Like a Man – Debuts in Auckland

Primetime Theatre
Company, Dance Like a Man
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Primetime Theatre
Company, Dance Like a Man
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DANCE LIKE A MAN – debuts in Auckland
As part of the Auckland City ‘s DIWALI FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS 2006

A universally acclaimed English play written by Mahesh Dattani, one of India’s leading contemporary playwright and performed by the Primetime Theatre Company, Dance Like a Man is an intimate tale which portrays the social scene in South India.

Oscillating between the present and time gone by; it is the story of two Bharat Natyam dancers, Jairaj and Ratna, both well past their prime, juxtaposed with that of their daughter, Lata, who is on the brink of establishing herself as a brilliant dancer. Her imminent success creates tension and jealousy, and the audience is drawn into the dark secrets of family relationships and conflicts between generations.

The play enthrals by presenting serious issues such as family conflicts and dark household secrets in a more humorous light without losing focus. It probes and dwells into the psyche of the characters as it questions their deeper motivations. But, the mode is comic rather than tragic, even though the concerns are serious, and you are never sure whether to laugh or cry.

This international play is Primetime Theatre Company's most celebrated renowned play and is considered by many to be a milestone in original English Theatre in India. It has completed over 250 shows worldwide including a 2 week run off Broadway in New York at the Tribeca Arts Centre, sell-out performances at Bloomsbury and Waterman Theatre in London, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Portland International Performing Arts Festival in Oregon, USA and several cities across the globe including Lahore, Colombo, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and as well as all the major centres and smaller cities in India. Dance Like A Man is still running in India and abroad, it is both the most successful and the longest running original English play in India today.

Audiences over the world alike have loved and enjoyed Dance Like a Man with critics stating
"Seeing acting of this quality is transforming ... and even if the play becomes disturbing at times ...joyful!"
-The New York Times and
"Stunning play with stunning performances!"
- The Daily Mail, UK

This two-act play is directed by Primetime Theatre Co. artistic director, Lillete Dubey of Monsoon Wedding and Zubeida fame, and features a cast of four - Lillete Dubey, Vijay Crishna, Joy Sengupta and Suchitra Pillai..

Dates: Fri 13th October & Sat 14th October 2006
Venue: SKYCITY THEATRE Show Time: 8.00 pm
Book now @ Ticketek: 09 307 5000 or www.ticketek.co.nz

A Theatre experience brought to you by ENTRE NOUS

Along with SKYCITY Theatre, ASIA NZ Foundation, Radio TARANA
Sets by: Early Settler


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