Pakistan Theatre Festival 2023, presented by Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi will showcase Punjabi play Anhi Mai Da Sufna.
Anhi Mai Da Sufna - Tragedy
A Blind Old Woman’s Dream (Anhi Mai Da Sufna)" portrays the resolute spirit of Mai Janki, a blind woman in Amritsar with a longing to revisit her village in Pakistan, and Ustad Rangu Rangsaaz, an elderly dyer from Lahore yearning to attend his granddaughter's wedding in India. The play chronicles their imaginative journeys and underscores the enduring connections between the peoples of South Asia, despite governmental barriers. Set against the backdrop of Partition's aftermath, the play emphasizes the shared anguish of Punjab's inhabitants while paying homage to the aspirations of ordinary individuals striving for freedom, peace, and joy amid adversity.
Director: Usha Ganguli/Shahid Nadeem
Writer: Shahid Nadeem
Group Name: Ajoka
Cast: Naseem Abbas, M. Usman (Raaj), Razia Malik, M. Qaiser, Usman Zia, Bilal Mughal, Shahzad Sadiq, Rizwan Riaz, Haifa Mudassar, Rania Mohsin, Shahzadi Kanwal Khan, Kanwal Christopher
Ajoka is dedicated to modernity, staying relevant by addressing contemporary challenges through innovative, indigenous theater. Uniting social justice, human rights, and peace, Ajoka's impactful plays tackle extremism, gender inequality, and regional harmony. In Pakistan and beyond, Ajoka's role in meaningful theater is acclaimed.
Don't miss out PTF 2023, featuring a dynamic lineup of 7 international and 27 prominent national theatre groups. For an incredible span of 30 days, immerse yourself in the magic of 45 captivating shows, interactive workshops and talks. Explore a global cultural diversity and variety of genres under one roof. The festival will feature plays in various languages, including Urdu, English, Turkish, German, Sinhala, Persian, Punjabi & Sindhi.
Date: 18 September
Time: Gates Open 7:30PM - Gates Close 7:45PM
Venue: Auditorium 1, ACPKHI
Ticket Price: PKR 1000