Date(s) - 12/12/2018
6:30 - 8:00
THE FIRST TEACHER
Play Name: THE FIRST TEACHER
Written By: Chingiz Aitmatov
Directed By: Chakresh Kumar
Translated By: Manju Yadav
Duration: 1 hrs. 10 Min
Wednesday, 12th of December 2018| 6.30 PM | @ Café Théâtre, AF Chandigarh
Cast: Nitin Sharma, Priya Rajput, Sachin Bhatt, Prashant Mehra, Rajesh Kashyup, Promila Thapa,
Backstage: Tushar, Abhishek, Resty, Gaurav, Preeti
About the play:
This play is based on a book written by Russian writer ‘ChingizAitmatov‘ in year 1962. The director has related the story of a city in Russia with current situation of a city “Mainpuri” in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Play is about the struggle of a teacher sent to a village by Government Organization to teach the ignorant masses. But the villagers, instead of cooperating with him, refuse to help and do not even let their children go to school. There is a 14 yr old girl ‘Sangeeta’, an orphan, who is fascinated by the teacher and his knowledge. The girl lives with her uncle-aunt and fall preys of their backward mindset that make her marry an old man by taking lots of money. The teacher fights with all odds to rescue her from the problems. He then sends girl to the city for studies only to make her a successful when she is grown-up.
The play sends a strong message of women empowerment, girl education and a fight against ignorance, backward mind set of the society which still persists in many places of our country.