August 19th, 2002 - 7:00 PM
1947's independence and partition...
a reading of
Pal's full-length play,
Brown, Sanjiv Jhaveri, Boris Kievski,
Sajadi, Irene McDonnelle and Manu Narayan
of Fashion is a historical comedy tying together missed connections
of history, fashion, romance, murder, family and The British Empire, set
under the umbrella of an India struggling to free itself. In three
acts set in three distinct time periods, it traces the history of three
generations of a famous Indian family through their accidental altercations
and unplanned romances with another particular middle-class English family.
The catalyst or the setting for these unplanned intersections remains a
particular suit shop of the highest prestige in Saville Rowe, London, itself
run by the intricate and intimate connections of several generations of
two elitist suit-makers. The evolution of tailors, monarchs,
patriots, common men and fashion designers within the tailor shop, with
time as a fuel, accidents as the catalyst and myth as the vehicle, forms
the heart of this play of ideas.
by our monthly musical segment, Tunefulness
traditional Q&A and reception
w/light snacks and drinks to follow
16 West 32nd Street
- 10th floor
Between Fifth Avenue
Admission: $5 minimum suggested
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company celebrating South Asian American artistic excellence through creative
risk-taking and experimentation that challenges all boundaries, connects
all peoples and links all the arts.
Geeta Citygirl, Artistic Director
SALAAM (South Asian League
of Artists in AMerica)
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