KHATIJABAI OF KARMALI TERRACE
The play opened in Nov 2004 at the Prithvi Theatre Festival and has been running successfully in Bombay and Bangalore.
Total running time: 75 minutes (no interval)
Download the tech rider from here.
Originally set in Singapore, this version has been set in the Khoja community of Bombay.
Khatijabai of Karmali Terrace, is not just the story of one woman, but of all of us, trapped in lives that are not our own. It tells the story of an orphan Khatija, who marries into the Karmali household. From then on we follow her exploits, her vying for 'most favoured position' with her in-laws, the pressurising of her eldest son Aziz and her constant battles with sister in law Shiraz. Through the play Khatijabai emerges as the powerful matriarch, wrapping everyone around her in 'the web of her providing', only to be left abandoned in her old age.
CAST & CREDITS
Performer: Jayati Bhatia
Based on Stella Kon’s Emily of Emerald Hill
Adapted by: Quasar Thakore Padamsee
Director: Quasar Thakore Padamsee
Light Designer: Arghya Lahiri
Sound Operator: Varrunn Bangera
Production Manager: Rachit Khetan
Brilliantly layered…wonderful portrayal
West Side Plus, Mumbai