AYUB-A Play in Two Acts
FTC Auditorium, 13-20 August 2005
Tickets Available at Aghaís, Okra and BBQ Tonite for Rs. 750/-

Student Discount Ticketsóavailable at KGS (All Sections) and selected other schools from Wednesday August 10th for Rs. 400/-

Ayubóa play based on Godís Favourite by Neil Simonóis a blend of situational comedy and social commentary with an important moral and spiritual message at its core. Ayub Siddiqui is a prominent Karachi textile merchant whose wealth and enviable lifestyle is marred only by a wayward son and an occasionally irritating family. His relative calm is quickly shattered on a dark night by the arrival of a mysterious stranger bearing the most unimaginable message.

The players are largely Old Grammarian, and include some of the most talented Grammarian actors in recent memory (and three past headboys!). It is worth noting that the villain of the piece, Jaffar Khan Hoti, toured the Continent as Lord Capulet as part of the European Theatre Groupís production of Romeo and Juliet. The ETG was founded by Sir Ian McKellan when he was at Cambridge.

The scale of the production is every bit as grand as that of last Octoberís Phantom of the Opera, which is why it was decided to put on the show at the largest and best appointed hall in Karachióthe FTC auditorium. The production team of Ayubófrom the assistant director downwardsóis identical to that of the Phantom.

All proceeds from the play will be donated to Behbud Association Karachi, an NGO of long standing that has done much good work in the areas of distress relief, the promotion of literacy, and the empowerment of women.

Call 0321 230 3605 for enquiries.

3 Comments so far

  1. Anathema (unregistered) on August 17th, 2005 @ 1:00 am

    Just returned from “Ayub” and I have to admit: no matter how much I clapped, it was not enough. OGS does wonders once again. Naila Malik with her tips But Jaffer Hoti as Lucifer’s disciple and Aagwala was superbly brilliant, in addition to the level of detail on sets, with the magnificent and opulent modern home in Act one to sommething completely shattered, down to showing powder/debris. Sound and backgrouond scoree were flawless and perfect fit, althouht the theme at Aagwalla’s entry and introduction is a bit f a cliche evverytime it does come to evil. The script was terribly hilarious, and the takes on “Law-whore” and Punjab had me in fits of laughter. Though I fear, what happens if a Maulvi enters the show. He will do what Instep has detailed in this week’s issue of Jamaat-e-Islami. Hahaha

    Overall, there is much to be said about thisplay. But for now. I will say: GO WATCH IT NOW! Wish i could afford watching all re-enactments.

  2. Salik Abbasi (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2005 @ 11:45 am

    I made the set! the backdrops everything! :D cool no? i was just looking for articles on the play online… its only been three days and im missing it already…

  3. moiz kazmi (unregistered) on January 17th, 2006 @ 2:40 am

    yo salik buddy…we did it together…m missing the play badly too :(

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