Event Gurrya ka Ghar
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DescriptionBased on Henrik Ibsen´s A Doll´s House. Opening at Ibsen in South Asia Theatre Festival in Alhamra Hall No. 2 in Lahore on 23 April 2006. Performed at Arts Council Theatre in Karachi 15 - 19 February 2007. Tour: 20. november 2009: National Theatre, Shilpakala Academy, International Ibsen Seminar and Theatre Festival, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 4 and 5 December 2012: Delhi Ibsen Festival, New Delhi, India.
VenueNational Theatre Auditorium Shilpakala Academy, 14/3 Segunbagicha, Ramna, Dhaka, Bangladesh
First Date20th November 2009
Opening Night23rd April 2006
Primary GenreTheatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre
Chao, Mani, Mani ChaoActorStage Hand 1
Faruqi, Mahvash, Mahvash FaruqiActorTehmina Murad
Hasan, Saife, Saife HasanActorMurad
Kermani, Sheema, Sheema KermaniActorSakina
Meraj, Salim, Salim MerajActorSalim
Mundrawala, Asma, Asma MundrawalaActorStage Hand 2
Jafri, Anwer, Anwer JafriAdaptation
Jafri, Anwer, Anwer JafriAssistant Director
Mufti, Uns, Uns MuftiComposer
Jafri, Anwer, Anwer JafriDesigner
Jafri, Anwer, Anwer JafriDirector
Jafri, Anwer, Anwer JafriLighting Designer
Ibsen, Henrik, Henrik IbsenPlaywright
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Production NationalityPakistan
Performance languageUrdu
Further Informationnt 962 Director's note: Although remaining true to the theme and the manner in which the plot unfolds in Henrik Ibsen´s ‘A Doll's House´, Gurrya ka Ghar is more than an adaptation. The difference in moral values of 19th century Europe and those of present day Pakistan necessitated major departures from the original. It is thus, an exercise in ‘contemporising´ a classic play, both in content and form without straying away from Ibsen's ‘naturalism´. To do away with the scenery and sets, which I considered superfluous, and still remain in the realm of ‘realism´, I opted to present the play in the setting of a ‘rehearsal of a play´. Having arrived at this premise, I made use of all possibilities that came naturally, such as interventions of stage hands, the prologue and the ending after the ‘rehearsal´.
Event Identifier77326