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Shishir Kurup

SHISHIR KURUP

  

Nationality:    USA
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Shishir Kurup's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates

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below is a list of Shishir Kurup's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        As Vishnu Dreams         Ghurba         Merchant of Vembley, The         Merchant On Venice         On Caring For the Beast         Sharif Don't Like It         Sid Arthur



As Vishnu Dreams

Synopsis:
as Vishnu Dreams is a contemporary adaptation of the epic Hindu poem the Ramayana. the play explores the association of the lightness and darkness of skin with good and evil in the Hindu cosmology by examining the complicated relationship of the "fair" Queen Sita, the "wicked" Ravana and the "hero" Rama. Drawing on materials from Indian classical literature transformed to reflect the contemporary experience of South Asians in Los Angeles, as Vishnu Dreams is an intriguing exploration of the nature of morality, spirituality and the power of myth upon modern culture.
- http://www.aatrevue.com

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1st Produced:
East West Players, La    2004

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Ghurba

Synopsis:
the experiences of arabs in present day Los Angeles

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Organisations:
Cornerstone Theater Company

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Merchant of Vembley, The

Synopsis:
Venice intersects with Wembley in a wickedly funny, inventive, provocative reimagining of Merchant of Venice. In Shishir Kurup's Merchant of Wembley - Venice intersects with Wembley's Ealing Road in a wickedly funny, wildly inventive and politically provocative re-imagining of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Set in Wembley, London in the here and now. A tragi-comic, raucous, dark and irreverent work based on Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice offering a bitingly South Asian perspective. Set in Wembley, London, where hatred and intolerance among Hindus and Muslims have grown to a boiling point. Using music, blank verse and present-day pop references, the play explores how the preponderance of power in one sector of a community can marginalize a minority and provoke reactionary and retributive responses. Jitendra, a Hindu actor, has fled Bollywood stardom to seek fame and fortune in Hollywood. To secure backing for his "India-Indie flick with crossover appeal" he schemes to marry a rich young heiress, Pushpa Shah, and in the process endangers the life of his best friend, Devendra, by becoming entangled with Devendra's nemesis, Sharuk, a Muslim money-lender. Pushpa, is in love with Jitendra, but as per her father's will, must marry only a man who can pass a multi-media test.

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Organisations:
Rented Space Theatre Company

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Genre:
comedy

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Merchant On Venice

Synopsis:
Bollywood meets Hollywood in this modern adaptation of Shakespeare's tragi-comedy, set in the South Asian community of Culver City, Ca. Jitendra has fled Bollywood stardom to seek fame and fortune in Hollywood. To secure backing for his "India-Indie film with crossover appeal" he schemes to marry Pushpa, a rich young heiress, and in the process endangers the life of his best friend Devendra by becoming entangled with his nemesis Sharuk.
- http://www.aatrevue.com

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1st Produced:
East West Players, La/Lark Theatre    2003

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On Caring For the Beast

Synopsis:
When a young writer embarks on the journey of interviewing a reformed torturer, she is led on a path that culminates in the confrontation necessary for the bones to be laid bare and for the redemption of the heart.
- http://www.aatrevue.com

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1st Produced:
Disha Theatre    2001

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Sharif Don't Like It

Synopsis:
It is about the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's dubious treatment of people of Asian and Middle eastern descent post-9/11
- nytheatre.com

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Organisations:
Asian American Theatre Festival

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Sid Arthur

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Based on "Siddhartha" by Herman Hesse

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
Cornerstone Theater Company

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Music:
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