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Rasa Festival | Solo Theater: Camera Obscuras on AADL.TV


Saturday January 29, 2022: 10:00am to 11:00am  Add to Calendar /   Add to Google Calendar




Join us for an excerpt from Camera Obscuras: written, designed, and directed by Vinay Sharma, featuring readings from Sadat Hasan Manto.

God switches on the TV to view a world that’s violently entertaining, dreadfully comic, and deadly serious. A play upon our times, Camera Obscuras is like everything you’ve always seen.

Two comic performing faces reach a remote space where they begin ‘playing’ for each other. One decides to play God, the other takes on the role of TV.

In the course of their improvisations, they discover other faces as TV shows God the ‘real’ world. The stories they tell are malignant and violent. They affect the relationship between the performers and their belief in each other. The play looks at the illusion of god in the mind of man and the hallucination of man in the mind of god, at the place of chance, violence, performance, action and reaction in our lives. It queries what it means to be real, to be faithful, to be human.  

It’s a comedy till it turns dark.

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This event is in partnership with the Rasa Festival. Rasa is an innovative India-themed multi-arts festival, produced by Akshara, an Ann Arbor, Michigan based multi-arts organization. It is held annually in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and the greater Detroit area.

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