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|Janaki - Daughter of the Dirt|
|Date||Friday September 16|
|Time||7:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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|Mission Cultural Center (2868 Mission St.) San Francisco|
|Sirenproject [at] gmail.com|
Please join us for
Siren Theatre Project presents
THE WORLD PREMIER OF
"Janaki - Daughter of the Dirt"
“Who carves the path you walk?”
September 16th, 17th & 18th 2011
Mission Cultural Center (2868 Mission St.) San Francisco
7pm – 10pm (Friday & Saturday)
3pm – 6pm (Sunday matinee)
Cost: $20 - $45
Tickets Available Now: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/193784
EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH AUG 31st, MIDNIGHT
Playwright: Virali Gokaldas
Directors: Krishnakali (Roke) Chaudhuri and Shruti Purkayastha
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Oakland, CA Aug, 30 2011 – Janaki - Daughter of the Dirt is a story of ancient archetypes that reflects modern day dilemmas. It is the journey of a young woman who looks to her own personal superhero, “Sita” (also known as “Janaki”) for answers to life's problems. Only this Sita is not the perfect woman as is portrayed in the ancient “Ramayana”, one of Hinduism’s most known and revered epics.
A bay area production, Janaki’s world premier will occur this September 16th -18th at the Mission Cultural Center (2868 Mission St.) in San Francisco. Written by first time playwright Virali Gokaldas and directed by Krishnakali Chaudhuri and Shruti Purkayashta, this ground breaking stage production of Janaki touches upon issues of power, sexism and classism from the perspective of Sita. With an all star cast, the role of Janaki is played by the renowned actress and activist Kiran Patel.
“I wrote Janaki – Daughter of Dirt to show that Hindu goddesses, just like the women in my family, are not self-sacrificing devotees,” said playwright Virali Gokaldas. “They are complex, powerful, strong-willed examples, helping us hold compassion for others and ourselves, guiding us when making hard decisions, and above all, giving us the courage to live out our own destinies.”
Tickets are available now for purchase on BrownPaperTickets.com. It is the first stage production to come out of the newly founded Siren Theatre Project (http://www.sirentheatre.org).