SAWITRI Theatre Group Audition Notice for the 2016 Production
We Are So Different Now – English play by award-winning writer Shauna Singh Baldwin receives its Canadian Premiere in October 2016.
Director: Christina Collins – Producer: Nitin Sawant
Set & Lighting Design: Joe Pagnan
Synopsis – With her arranged marriage in jeopardy, Sheetal Talwar attempts suicide. The woman who talks her out of it claims to be Draupadi — the Draupadi from the Mahabharat, the epic drama about the battle of the Pandavas and the Kauravas three millenia ago. When Sheetal recovers and thanks her, Draupadi asks an expensive and difficult favor. Sheetal tries to evade her obligation to reciprocate — and her life begins to echo Draupadi’s. Sheetal’s very name means cool, and she believes we are so different now — are we?