Mississauga: Sawitri Theatre Group is presenting a two-act play in the Marathi language of India – Sakkhe Shejari – True Neighbours at the Meadowvale Theatre, in Mississauga, on Friday September 19 at 8 p.m. and on Saturday September 20 at 6 p.m.
A fun-filled musical, Sakkhe Shejari is an episodic comedy about three couples of Sadashiv society in a suburb of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India. They are true neighbours and believe in sharing and caring, but things take a hilarious twist when the wives decide to vehemently protest against norms and traditions laid out by a patriarchal society. For diaspora audiences, this play serves up a nostalgic slice of middle class Maharashtrian suburban life before the invasion of the cell phones and internet. A simple plot, lots of humour and lovable middle-class characters have made the play a memorable experience for its audiences.
For its Canadian premiere, Sakkhe Shejari is directed by Prakash Date of Mississauga, a director well-known in the Marathi-speaking community for his distinctive staging of works of notable Marathi playwrights as Acharya Atre, Vasant Kanetkar and Ashok Patole. He had previously directed Jaywant Dalvi’s Mahasagar – The Ocean for Sawitri Theatre Group in 2009.
* Written by celebrated Indian film director and playwright Sai Paranjpe and directed by Prakash Date.
* Music – Deepak Sant, Lighting Design – Joe Pagnan, Set Design – Prakash Date.
* Cast: Prakash Joshi, Pradnya Soman, Vivek Gulavane, Mamta Mahimkar, Shantanu Raje, Naimesh Nanavaty and Supriya Nene
* Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Road, Mississauga.
* Tickets: $50, $30, $20. Call Shrikant Wad at 647-470-2706 or Pravina Kale at 905-793-8064