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
Secondary Genre
    • Drama
  • Web: Ibsen.net
428532Chao, ManiMani Chao (Mani Chao)379ActorStage Hand 1
429145Faruqi, MahvashMahvash Faruqi (Mahvash Faruqi)379ActorTehmina Murad
429872Hasan, SaifeSaife Hasan (Saife Hasan)379ActorMurad
430600Kermani, SheemaSheema Kermani (Sheema Kermani)379ActorSakina
431587Meraj, SalimSalim Meraj (Salim Meraj)379ActorSalim
431815Mundrawala, AsmaAsma Mundrawala (Asma Mundrawala)379ActorStage Hand 2
430320Jafri, AnwerAnwer Jafri (Anwer Jafri)389Adaptation
431777Mufti, UnsUns Mufti (Uns Mufti)388Composer
430320Jafri, AnwerAnwer Jafri (Anwer Jafri)376Designer
430320Jafri, AnwerAnwer Jafri (Anwer Jafri)375Director
430320Jafri, AnwerAnwer Jafri (Anwer Jafri)380Lighting Designer
426902Ibsen, HenrikHenrik Ibsen386Playwright
Première in a TourYes
Tour Première
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77325Gurrya ka GharGurrya ka Ghar13169Arts Council TheatreArts Council Theatre2007-02-15
77326Gurrya ka GharGurrya ka Ghar13149National Theatre Auditorium Shilpakala AcademyNational Theatre Auditorium Shilpakala Academy2009-11-20
91242Gurrya ka GharGurrya ka Ghar15016Delhi Ibsen FestivalDelhi Ibsen Festival2012-12-04
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
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