A peasant revolution
Q Theatre Productions is back with a new play, A Peasant of El Salvador, set against the backdrop of civil unrest in the tiny Central American country
Q Theatre Productions (QTP) will be bringing back one of its long-running productions Project S.T.R.I.P. this week.
This satire on corporate politics tells the story of the discovery of a new island with rich natural resources and indigenous community and the cacophony that follows this discovery.
While researching on this project, Quasar Thakore Padamsee came across Peter Gould and Stephen Stearn’s A Peasant of El Salvador. It is now ready for its debut, next month, under Quasar’s directorial vision. Both of these stories are cautionary tales -- one fiction, another a retelling of history -- that deal with the theme of a country leading to disorder due to unchecked apathy. Still, these stories are told with a touch of humour and humility.
A Peasant of El Salvador takes the viewer on a journey through the plains of Central America through the eyes of a simple peasant with a big family, a big heart but a small piece of land. It is a story that tells how little people matter to the society, as this peasant who waits for change to sweep his country and life under the terror of military dictatorship and guerrilla warfare. The story leads to a historic event when the character finally finds his own voice. The story aims to put across the cost of humans which is undermined by the statistical success of economic developments.
ON Project S.T.R.I.P., August 30
(9 pm) and August 31 (6 pm and 9 pm)A Peasant of El Salvador, September 1 (6 pm and 9 pm)
AT Prithvi Theatre, Juhu.