A Friend’s Story
by Vijay Tendulkar
Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 September 2017, 8.00pm
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
|Fixed Position Standing: £10 | Seated: £25 – £35||Approx. 80 minutes with no interval|
‘A Friend’s Story is timeless and echoes even in modern times’
– The Times of India
Vijay Tendulkar’s revolutionary play, A Friend’s Story, elicited significant public reaction when it was first performed in India in 1981. Set in and around a college campus in the Poona of the 1940s, A Friend’s Story is about three students in a complex love triangle. The play explores a theme that was still considered taboo at the time – that of two people of the same sex being in a romantic relationship.
With the magnitude of a Greek tragedy, this timeless tale of obsession, jealousy, betrayal and redemption expanded the horizons of Indian drama when it was first performed, and remains just as relevant today.
As we mark 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, this play is a timely reminder of how far we have come, and how far we still have to go.
Part of India@UK2017, in association with the Indian Ministry of Culture, The High Commission of India and Teamwork Arts. Produced by Akvarious Productions.
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