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Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
at Instituto Cervantes | 31 West Ohio Street Chicago, IL 60654
Play: A Fine Balance
Author: Rohinton Mistry
Adaptors: Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith
Director: Kamal Hans
Collaborator: Rasaka Theatre
Synopsis: With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that recalls the work of Charles Dickens, this magnificent novel captures all the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India.
The time is 1975. The place is an unnamed city by the sea. The government has just declared a State of Emergency, in whose upheavals four strangers--a spirited widow, a young student uprooted from his idyllic hill station, and two tailors who have fled the caste violence of their native village--will be thrust together, forced to share one cramped apartment and an uncertain future.
As the characters move from distrust to friendship and from friendship to love, A Fine Balance creates an enduring panorama of the human spirit in an inhuman state.
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