Soo e Daar Chalay by Khalid Ahmad at T2F

Join The Second Floor on Saturday, 14th April 2018 & Sunday, 15th April 2018 from 7pm to 9pm at Faraar Gallery, T2F for the theatre performance of ‘Soo e Daar Chalay’, an urdu translation of ‘Anitgone; play by Jean Anouilh’ by Khalid Ahmad.

Jean Anouilh’s play Antigone is a tragedy inspired by Greek mythology and the play of the same name (Antigone by Sophocles) from the fifth century B.C.

Jean Anouilh wrote his “Antigone” in 1944, during the height of the Nazi occupation of France. His interpretation of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy soon became a symbol for the underground–freedom fighters who saw the heroine’s defiance as a rebel’s call to patriotism.

Oedipus — Antigone and Ismene’s father — had two sons, Eteocles and Polynices. Upon Oedipus’ death, it was agreed that each would take the throne from one year to the next. After the first year, however, Eteocles, the elder, refused to step down. Polynices and six foreign princes marched on Thebes. All were defeated. The brothers killed each other in a duel, making Creon (Oedipus’s brother) the king. Creon ordered Eteocles buried in honor and left Polynices body to rot. He announced that if anyone attempted to give Polynices a decent burial that person would be put to death. It is in this scenario that Antigone resolves to defy her uncle, Creon.

Translated and Directed by Khalid Ahmad, this play was originally presented by Tehrik-e-Niswan under Khalid’s direction. He has performed it more recently at NAPA.

Date: Saturday, 14th April 2018 & Sunday, 15th April 2018
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Entry: Rs. 700/-
Venue: Faraar Gallery | The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi.

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