To Kill or Not to Kill (Solo)


Date: March 22
Time: 8 p.m.
Venue: Tagore Theatre
Language: Hindi, English
Duration: 1 h 05 min

About the play:
The script of ‘To Kill Or Not to Kill’ is based on William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’and Euripides’ ‘Medea’ and is a solo act. The drama deals with the plight of women in the contemporary world, which is often spearheaded by a patriarchal society. The drama directed by OvlyakuliKhodjakuli¬† attempts to follow a male and a female character from the classical age that had gone through all the power struggle of their genders, who were also victims of extreme violence. In this drama, the female character starts imagining herself as Medea and Hamlet. Actually, she is not representing these two tragic heroes, but has felt that her personal tragedy is not less tragic as Medea’s and Hamlet’s life. She speaks with words of Hamlet and Medea but it’s seems that she has come to the same ideas which were bothering both these heroes. The performance is based on improvisation and the actress is sharing with audience her next step; even such a difficult decision like: To kill or not to kill?
OvlyakuliKhodjakuli is a prominent theatre director fromCentral Asia. After his studies at the Theatre Institute in Tashkent, he went on to work as the Artistic Director of the Turkmenistan Drama and Music Theatre and then of the Youth Theatre in Ashgabat. He is the recipient of the best production award at the International Theatre Festival in Germany, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, Russia and Finland.

Production:Arnav Arts Trust
Direction, Design and Script:OvlyakuliKhodjakuli
Stage Manager: Helena Bharali

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