Mai Adakara Bann Gayee! – What A Great Show!!!
Katha theater group’s presentation of Mai Adakara Banu Gi, a fundraiser for the Rotary Club, is a FUN performance to attend. Taking place at the Karachi Arts Council until the 9th of June, the play features a cast of just two people: Sania Saeed and Ehtishamuddin. An incredibly challenging proposition to keep an audience engaged with only two people on stage over the span of 2 hours, is tough. The script demonstrated the great chemistry between both the actors and kept the audience in splits with its fantastic comic timing and simple story line.
For those of you who DO go, if you want to see Sania in her true comedic element, be sure and watch her rendition of the punjabi heroin with the modern-day ‘gandaasa’, when she tries to audition for her new teacher. The transition of the student-teacher relationship to be a more equal one is one that where a zany woman, Naila (played by Sania) who stumbled into the life of Zaigham (played by Ehtishamuddin) swaps roles with her mentor to teach him about the smaller, simpler things in life.
For those of you wondering, it was a full house!
Tickets and other details can be found here and yes, there IS a 10-mminute intermission at the one-hour mark. You can also see an offbeat discussion between Sania, Shehzad Qureshi (Rotary) and some bloggers, here. Funds will be used by the Rotary in their relief efforts with the Jaipur Foot Clinic, to help people walk again by providing them with artificial limbs.
Here’s a few minutes of some of the acts for you to see –