Children’s Marathi Play
An NCPA Presentation in collaboration with Kalsootree production
The play revolves around Radha, a young girl who has just completed the 7th grade and aspires to continue her education, but faces staunch opposition from her mother, who forbid her from attending school. Radha’s story highlights the critical issue of a girl’s right to education, a fundamental right that is often denied in many parts of India.
Despite her innocence, Radha finds solace in her daily interactions with her companions, Pinky and a Scarecrow, which symbolize her inner voice and resilience. Her mother, a single parent, makes the difficult decision to arrange a marriage for Radha at an early age, a practice prevalent in parts of India due to social and economic factors.
Radha, however, vehemently resists the prospect of an early marriage. She strives to persuade her mother to reconsider, challenging the deeply ingrained customs and traditions that often lead to child marriages. The central question remains whether Radha’s mother will eventually see the importance of her education and relent on their decision regarding her marriage.
The play unfolds a poignant narrative that sheds light on the pressing issues of girls’ right to education and the persistence of child marriage in India. It delves into the reasons behind these practices, portraying the struggle of a young girl to break free from societal norms and pave the way for her own future, challenging the status quo in her community.
Whether Radha’s mother will agree for her education…? Will Radha get marry in her early age…? The question is whether Radha’s mother will agree to this? What will happen in their lives? All these unfold in the play.
Playwright: Prajakt Deshmukh
Concept, Design & Direction: Meena Naik
Actors: Dipali Badekar, Trushnika Shinde, Varsha Jadhav, Deepak Joil, Mangesh Dalvi & Akash Dhage
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