House of Joy

California Shakespeare Theater/Berkeley

Paradise isn't all it's cracked up to be. House of Joy by Madhuri Shekar directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian A darling of the 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, House of Joy is an action-adventure romance set in a harem at the beginning of the end of the Mughal Empire. Once upon a time and place, in something like 17th century Delhi, an imperial bodyguard risks her life to fight for what's right, turning against everything s

This is what SF/Arts curator Jean Schiffman has to say about House of Joy :

Developed at the San Francisco Playwrights Festival last year, this world premiere by Madhuri Shekar is a romance set in a harem during the Mughal Empire (which lasted from 1526 to 1757)—specifically, in Delhi, India in the 17th century. It’s described as action-adventure, romance and comedy, featuring a female bodyguard fighting for what’s right. Megan Sandberg-Zakian directs.

Event Info
Aug 14 → Sep 01
Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30, Friday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 4pm
Bruns Memorial Amphitheater/Orinda
100 Gateway Blvd., Orinda
Info: 510-548-9666
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