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'Ramkali — The Good Woman of Delhi'
Recently, Zenith organised a two-day play at Siri fort Auditorium, Delhi. The play, 'Ramkali — The Good Woman of Delhi' is an adaptation of a German play - 'The Good Woman of Setzuan'. It was directed by renowned theatre director, Arvind Gaur.
RECENTLY ZENITH organised a two-day play, ’Ramkali — The Good Woman of Delhi’ , at Siri fort Auditorium. The play was ably handled by renowned theatre director, Arvind Gaur and choreographed by internationally famous young dance guru, Sooraj Katoch. The play is based on ’The Good Woman of Setzuan’ originally written in German by Bertolt Brecht. It was adapted in Hindi by Amitabh Srivastava and lyrics were by Piyush Mishra of ’Aaja Nachle’ and ’Tashan’ fame. The music was composed by Dr Sangeeta Gaur and the music design was done by Sandy. The play features artists of Zenith Academy, along with a few actors from Asmita Theatre group. It was produced by young theatre activist Ritu Soni Kapoor.


The play revolves around a virtuous prostitute called Ramkali, who is blessed by the gods to remain good all her life, even among wrong doers. To justify their existence, the Gods have to find a single good person, living a life worthy of a human being. They travel throughout the countryside, unable to find lodging in Delhi; they meet Ramkali, who takes them in. The Gods take pity on her and contrive to give her a share of money. With this windfall, Ramkali promptly gets into trouble. We come to the climax, when Ramlal (a self-declared hero) enters the scene.


It could not have been better for the city’s thousands of theatre connoisseurs, who were enthralled by the scintillating dance drama. The thoughtful play leaves a lasting impression by pricking the consciences of many. It also exemplifies the dual approach of those who tend to take a high moral ground. Clichéd it may sound, the compelling play forces us to think again, who is right and who is wrong.


The play was attended by theatre lovers Sonal Mansingh, Shammi Narang, Arvind Gaur, Mukesh Gupta, Ritu Soni, Sooraj Katoch, Vandana Vadhera and Vipin Aneja.
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