Sakharam Binder, a play of castoff wives

Sakharam Binder, a play of castoff wives
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Kissago Theatre is playing ‘Sakharam Binder’, a story of Sakharam’s women, written by Vijay Tendulkar and directed by Bhagyashree Tarke, at Phoenix Arena Centre, Hi-Tec City on May 19.

Kissago Theatre is playing 'Sakharam Binder', a story of Sakharam's women, written by Vijay Tendulkar and directed by Bhagyashree Tarke, at Phoenix Arena Centre, Hi-Tec City on May 19.

'Sakharam Binder' tells the story of Sakharam's women. They are the castoff wives- homeless and destitute - taken in by the protagonist as domestic servants and sex partners. Laxmi is shy, submissive and pious while Champa, her successor is brash, voluptuous and spoiled.

One of Vijay Tendulkar's most controversial plays, this play vividly captures the strange and complex pathology of Sakharam, who while on one hand, wants to please his women, on the other hand, bullies them as well.

He is, in one moment, a freethinking crusader for women's rights and the very next moment sees him as a philistine- scornful of their devotion to him. He strongly believes in exploiting the corrupt system for his own gain but realises too late the price of playing the game.

Kissago- The Storyteller, is an initiative that endeavours to make the self meets the 'Other Self' on a stage where, the group believes, the magic unfolds; a neutral territory where illusion meets reality and vice versa.

Kissago was formed in September 2014 by some young theatre enthusiasts from varied fields. Since then the group has successfully staged more than 20 plays written by eminent writers at various spaces in Hyderabad to the much appreciation of its audiences.

Where: Phoenix Arena

When: May 19

Time: 8 pm

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