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Draupadi - Will my spirit live on?
a Shivani Wazir Pasrich Production
A play in English

Roy Arias Theatre, 300 West 43rd St @ 8th Ave, NYC.  
March 16-20, 2011
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Dates & times:
Opening Night: March 16th at 8 pm.
Tickets: $50 gen admission; $40 IAAC members w/ID
Performance, post-performance discusson, reception w/cast.
Opening Night Reception catered by Events by Devi.

March 17th at 8 pm
March 18th at 8 pm
March 19th at 2 pm and 8 pm
March 20th at 5 pm
Tickets: $35 general admission; $25 IAAC members w/ID

Roy Arias Theatre, 300 West 43rd Street (between 8th & 9th), NY 10036, New York
“Draupadi", a play in English, interweaving tales from the epic past with contemporary Indian life.

The play is set to be both a poetic piece of drama and a truly dazzling affair. Some of India’s foremost names in the arts have joined together to create a wonderful spectacle, with Ritu Kumar designing costumes, Aman Nath conceptualizing the set design, Anjolie Ela Menon’s intense painting being the signature of the play, and Shubha Mudgal lending her wonderful voice to the production.

The play draws attention to the roles of women in society throughout the ages, through an exploration of the dramatic and compelling figure of Draupadi herself.

Synopsis of the play

Centuries have gone by since the Mahabharat war, yet Draupadi is still here. Stuck between heaven and earth, roaming the streets and pondering her fate and her choices.

Her only confidant is Lord Krishna. She tries to resolve with him why women must continue to suffer as she had in the past.

Krishna, the orchestrator of fate, leads her to Maaya- a woman of today, who has suffered much abuse at the hands of society. A distraught Maaya attempts suicide, but Draupadi stops her and offers her help in return for a favor.

Maaya treads through her life in Draupadi’s footsteps, and in the end she too must make a choice- will she choose revenge or resilience? Will she be Draupadi’s salvation? Will Krishna be able to address centuries old smoldering wounds?

Re-looking once again at the most misunderstood Nayika in Indian Epics… The Indo-American Arts Council presents a Shivani Wazir Pasrich Production "DRAUPADI"

Length: 90 min
The Indo-American Arts Council is a 501 ©3 not-for-profit secular arts organization passionately dedicated to promoting, showcasing and building an awareness of artists of Indian origin in the performing arts, visual arts, literary arts and folk arts. For information please visit

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