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The urban life has it’s own pro’s and con’s. Our life is an imprint of our professions, homes, societies influence and many other things. One such play depicting the up’s and down’s of an urban couple will soon be staged in the Capital.

Between the Lines is a contemporary play set in urban India, where well-educated, affluent couples find themselves caught between modernity and tradition. Maya and Shekhar are a lawyer couple, who have been married for 10 years. Shekhar is a high-profile criminal lawyer, while Maya balances work and life, drafting routine contracts for a law firm. One day they accidentally end up being on opposite sides in an attempted murder case. Shekhar is the prosecutor and Maya, the defense lawyer. As they fight the case, their personal life starts to get impacted in more ways than one. 

The play is co-written, directed and enacted by Nandita Das.  This play also marks her directorial debut of Das in theatre. Das made her directorial debut with Firaaq, in 2008 which travelled to over 50 film festivals around the world, winning both audience and critical acclaim.  

Between the Lines also marks her return to the stage after eight years. Her co-actor is Subodh Maskara, an entrepreneur, who is on a sabbatical to pursue his creative passions. He makes his debut in professional theatre in Between the Lines, alongside his wife, Nandita Das. 

Das and Divya Jagdale, both actors, got into writing by default! Nandita wrote her directorial debut film, Firaaq, while Divya has written two plays: Bansuri and End of Season. Their writing is true to life, as it comes from real, lived and felt experiences. The play is based on a theatrical adaptation by the writer-academician Purushottam Agarwal, who was inspired by a 1960s English film. 

When: 7-8 December, 7 pm
Where: FICCI auditorium, Mandi House     

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