New York City
Rasaka Theatre Company presents a one-night staged reading of an adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s 1980 Booker Prize-winning novel Midnight’s Children, directed by Lavina Jadhwani, assistant directed by Manish Shah. The play adaptation was done by Rushdie in collaboration with Simon Reade, Tim Supple and the Royal Shakespeare Society.
An allegory of modern India, Midnight’s Children is a family saga set against the volatile events of the 30 years following the country’s independence – the partitioning of India and Pakistan, the rule of Indira Gandhi, the onset of violence and war, and the imposition of martial law. It is a magical and haunting tale, of fragmentation and of the struggle for identity and belonging that links personal life with national history.
This staged reading will be followed by a post-show discussion with the cast.