September 11, 2008

life in general: the vagina monologues

The Indian version of Eva Ensler's 'The Vagina Monologues' is a remarkable play enacted for the theatre, and it has been a great hit in Bombay and other parts of India for a few years now.

Today evening, or rather yesterday to be technically correct (as it 25 minutes past midnight as I write this), I watched it for the first time. It was the 197th performance of the play in India. I quite liked the play. It was both, serious and fun. The play is about women empowerment issues and as a man I have always encouraged this kind of thing. The five female performers -- Jayati Bhatia, Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal, Sonali Sachdev, Avantika Akerkar and Dolly Thakore -- acted wonderfully in their portrayals of various kinds of women in the script.

To know more about the stories told in the play click on the two links given above and to know about the the play's international versions click here.

The pic alongside was clicked by me at the play immediately after it got over and the five women were conferring with each other in a huddle for a while.

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