“This play is a cult classic that gave theatre a new direction.
Parimal translated it into a nautanki, a form of dance-drama performed in Uttar Pradesh,” says Srinivas Beesetty, the director of the play and founder of Kahe Vidushak.
Always fascinated by the works of Bertolt Brecht, Srinivas wanted to do this play because of its relevance despite it being an over-300-year-old play.
There are also some elements of the Chhau dance added in the play.”Among the cast, Naveen Aryal plays a part in the chorus, one of the most important aspects of the play, “The chorus takes the play forward while linking the characters, depicting the conscious of Narhari while providing the play with the aspect of satire.
Ankita Jain, who is also the choreographer of the play, dons the role of Phullan Rani, Narhari’s daughter and the love interest of Bhayanak.
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