Naatak presents its 44th production


A Play in Hindi by Mahesh Elkunchwar
Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto, CA
February 22 – March 1, 2014

Directed by Ravi Bhatnagar

Produced by Alka Sippy

About the Play

Mahesh Elkunchwar’s acclaimed play PARTY describes a party at the home of Damyanti Rane, a wealthy patron of the arts. The guests are the cognoscenti of Mumbai’s “art world”. Conversations at the party – by turns catty, outraged, resigned and cynical – gradually veer toward the hero-in-absentia, Amrit, a promising writer-poet who has left the politics of the party circuit to seek justice for an exploited tribal community. In exposing their pettiness and pretensions, the party as a charade becomes a metaphor for this social group itself.

The play was made into a 1984 film by Govind Nihalani, starring Om Puri, Rohini Hattangadi, Manohar Singh, Deepa Sahi and Amreesh Puri, with Naseeruddin Shah in the role of Amrit.

Language: Hindi (with English supertitles)
Run-time: 120 minutes
Children under 10 will not be allowed


SAT Feb 22, 6 pm
SUN Feb 23, 6 pm
FRI Feb 28, 8 pm
SAT Mar 1, 6 pm


VIP: $30
General: $20
2014 Season Pass – $75 (Best Value!)


Cubberley Theater
4000 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA