Mohammed Hanif’s Play "The Dictator’s Wife"

2jpggfThe Karachi premiere of The Dictator’s Wife, an original play by Mohammed Hanif, critically acclaimed author of ‘A Case of Exploding Mangoes’. The Dictator’s Wife, a one-woman show starring Nimra Bucha, comes to the P.A.C.C Karachi for two nights, the 6th and 7th of June. This follows its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a performance at Lahore’s National College of Arts.


The first lady has received five thousand roses for her thirty-fourth wedding anniversary. Her husband, the sixth most powerful man in the world, has started bringing a briefcase to bed. The only problem is that the briefcase contains active controls for the country’s nuclear weapons. Can this family feud be contained to the bedroom?


Date:      June 6 & 7  

Time:      8:00pm

Location: PACC Auditorium, Karachi 


Tickets:  Rs. 500, available at Agha’s and Hot Spot, Karachi.


Sponsored by the Zohra and Z.Z. Ahmed Foundation and administered by the ‘Life’s Too Short’ Short Story Prize,


All proceeds from these performances will go towards the IDP Relief Effort.

6 Comments so far

  1. balma on June 4th, 2009 @ 6:40 am

    Dictator’n kee beeviyaa’n itnee khubsoorat?

  2. بستنی (wasiq) on June 4th, 2009 @ 7:59 am

    One woman show…..thirty fourth wedding….hanif sab is getting better every day….
    No thankyou !

  3. fasee on June 4th, 2009 @ 2:20 pm

    Banner reads

    " Dictators wise, sold at selected outlets for 500 per person"

    Kash kisi ko hidayat hu…per kaisay hu…izat ka mafhoom hamara aur unka aur haia, ya shayed hai hi nai

  4. بستنی (wasiq) on June 4th, 2009 @ 6:01 pm

    what banner sir…???? where..?

  5. fasee on June 5th, 2009 @ 8:39 pm


    "What banner"

    Sorry, must be my hallucination…..sideffect of the stress inhibitor sedatitives I use to supress my homicidal urges…:):)

  6. بستنی (wasiq) on June 5th, 2009 @ 8:45 pm

    no problem sir…..rain must have washed it…last night…!lol

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