To commemorate International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women & Human Rights Day and inaugurate the Centre for Business & Society, the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) is presenting a play by Ajoka Theatre Pakistan, Barri
Date: Monday, January 21, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: B3 Basement, Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), LUMS
‘Barri’ is a powerful play about gender violence and discrimination and has a specific reference to the discriminatory laws. It is the story of four women in a prison cell: Jannat, an old woman arrested by the Police to put pressure on her fugitive son; Jameela, a young woman sentenced to death for killing her husband; Maryam, a dervaish woman arrested for dancing at a shrine, in violation of the law against woman’s dancing and Zahida, a middle class activist who is charged with protesting against the military regime’s ban on any form of dissent.
The play was written in 1986 and first performed on International Women’s Day in 1987. It has been an international success and its English version has been performed in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago as well as in India.
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