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first_imgPIERROT’S TROUPE is going to perform two of its unique and celebrated plays A Private Affair (Hinglish Comedy) and Maulana Azad on June 5 and 13 at Shri Ram Centre.A Private Affair is a comic chaos — revolving around a missing skirt; a bewildered Army Captain, a confused psychiatrist and her doubly confused secretary. Adding more drama to the disorder is a Mumbaiya Bhai — all in a five-star hotel suite. Maulana Azad is the first ever play on Maulana Azad encompassing his life, his times, his scholarship, his secular credentials a great deal. Performed brilliantly by Tom Alter, the play has been rightly billed as the biggest casting coup in the history of Indian theatre. 152 shows to its credit.   Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’In his foreword to Maulana Azad’s book India Wins freedom, Humayun Kabir mentions the Maulana as a ‘wonderful conversationalist’. So is Maulana Azad of the play Maulana Azad.  The play evolves in the backdrop of Maulana Azad dictating notes to Humayun Kabir for his book. While talking about the book, which is largely political, the Maulana often digresses from the subject. As a result, he discusses at length an entire gamut of issues, largely ‘apolitical’ — ranging from White Jasmine Tea to Tajmahal,  music to Mecca and cigarettes to Cheeta Khan.last_img

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