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Shikhandi: The Story of the In-Betweens (Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards & Festival)
April 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Description- Shikhandi, a character from the Mahabharata, is perhaps one of the earliest trans-genders known in mythology. Shikhandi was meant to be born male to avenge an insult in her past life as Amba. But she is reborn female, raised male, has a sex change on her wedding night when she runs away into a forest, and finally fulfils her destiny – to be the cause of Bhishma’s death. A comic, tongue-in-cheek retelling of the story of Shikhandi, mixing the traditional with the contemporary, the play questions maleness, femaleness and everything in between.
The play was runner-up at the Sultan Padamsee Playwriting Awards 2016, and was also awarded the Laadli Media Award for Best Play in 2017.
Date- Apr 18, 11:00 Am
Venue- Kamani Auditorium