MELA 2019

in Hindi & English



Lihaaf (Hindi/Urdu)

An adaptation of Ismat Chugtai’s short story, Lihaaf deals with the complex emotions of a neglected wife and her insulated and suffocating life in a feudal society, as viewed through the eyes of a young, innocent girl.

Shmashaan (Hindi)

Set in the cremation ghats of Benaras, this short play asks the question: to what limits does a man stoop when faced with trying circumstances?

Khol Do (Hindi/Urdu)

An adaptation of Saadat Hasan Manto’s short story, Khol Do offers a peek into the insanity of the India-Pakistan partition.

The Confession (English)

Inspired by real-life events in 2018, The Confession examines the boundaries of forbidden consensual and non-consensual desire, set against the backdrop of the Syro-Malabar Church in Southern India. (knowledge of Malayalam or Tamil is a plus but not a requirement)

Cast: TBA
Run Time: TBA
Children under 17 will not be admitted


Cubberley Theater,
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303



This is the seating chart for Cubberley Theater.
Seats will be assigned at the door (for each category, VVIP, VIP and General) in order of arrival.
Cubberley Theater Palo Alto Seating Chart