The Asiatic Society of Mumbai Literary Club

ASM LitClub Programme
A solo theatre piece titled “Cast Off All Shame” on Wednesday, 24th July, 2019, at 5.30 p.m.

The ASM Lit Club is happy to invite you to a solo theatre piece, “Cast Off All Shame” which will be performed on Wednesday, 24th July at 5.30 p.m., at the Durbar Hall of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai.

“Cast Off All Shame” is a thoughtful and humorous show that blends Bhakti poetry with stories of today’s women. It has been written, directed and performed by Dr. Ulka Mayur, who is a writer, storyteller and a theatre practitioner based in Mumbai. The play begins with the spirit of Janabai taking over a radio show and playing an agony aunt to women in contemporary society .It is in response to the agonising stories of these women that Janabai speaks about the liberalising Bhakti movement, reciting poetry of women mystic poets such as Karaikal Amaiyyar, Soyarabai, Avvaiyar, Akka Mahadevi and Lal Ded.

Based on extensive research on the Bhakti movement and poetry, this piece unfolds identifiable stories and harbours hope for the culture wherein all genders are equal and liberated in the true sense. 
Dr. Ulka Mayur is a versatile artist, her plays have been performed in several prestigious theatre spaces and for cultural organisations and theatre festivals. She is the co-founder and artistic director of theatre company Story Circus.

Do join us for this evening of entertainment punctuated with soulful poetry and tongue-in-cheek lines. Tea will be served at 5.00 p.m.

- Mrs. Sanjeevani Kher, Chairperson – ASM LitClub
- Prof. Meenal Kshirsagar, Convenor - ASM LitClub
- Prof. Vispi Balaporia, Hon. Secretary - ASM

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