The Park’s The Other Festival - 2006  
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    The Museum Theatre, Chennai 
    Dec 2, 2006  

    "OF GOD AND COUNTRY", a solo performance by Pathy Aiyer, Bangalore 

    A 45 minute one-man-show on Bhagat Singh 

    What did India mean to a true nationalist? Is there a god? How did the British see the world and India's role in it? What did India mean to a British Officer? A story that searches for man's ultimate question. A gripping 45 minute one-man-show that revolves around the thoughts of one of India's greatest patriots - Bhagat Singh.  

    Based on Bhagat Singh's famous essay which he wrote before he was hanged, the play is a conversation between Bhagat Singh and his British guard.  The guard wonders why a man who is about to die, doesn't believe in God. And tries to convince him that belief could make his last few days easier.  

    In a seemingly light manner, the audience gets an idea of pre-independence India, what it means to a man who is willing to give his life for his country and what it means to the ruling class.  The conversation though light and frothy, addresses a serious subject with sensitivity. Thought provoking and ending with an engaging surprise the play has universal appeal. 

    Written by established Bangalore-based writer and creative director of Ogilvy & Mather, Deepak Joshi, and Designed and Directed by Cambridge Graduate and well-known theatre actor/director Ashish Sen, the play is performed by Pathy Aiyar, who has more than 20 years of theatre and 30 plays under his belt.  


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