Naatak presents its 3rd production

A play about poems and postcards

आठ घंटे

A Hindi Play by Sujit Saraf
West Valley College Theater, Saratoga, CA
February 8-9, 1997

Directed by Sujit Saraf

About the Play

Two typists in Connaught Place, Delhi, grow old together while typing addresses on postcards. Faced with the most mundane and meaningless job in the world, they type away with gusto for thirty years, along the way trying their hand at poetry, re-enacting the Mahabharat, staging a play of their own and pontificating on political matters. The play describes an eight-hour working day in their lives which magically coincides with the passage of thirty years.

Inspired by Murray Schisgal’s THE TYPISTS, 8 GHANTE was written by Naatak co-founder Sujit Saraf and was first performed in 1997 – by Naatak. Since then, this witty, fast-paced satire has been successfully staged all over the US, at the National School of Drama in Delhi and in almost every major city in northern India.

Language: Hindi
Run-time: 100 minutes
Children under 12 will not be admitted


SAT Feb 8, 8 pm
SUN Feb 9, 5 pm


General: $12
Students: $8


West Valley College Theater,
Saratoga, CA