The play is seen from the view point of the mother of the young man who is reading his personal diary in which he speaks to his mother about growing up gay, conflicts faced in coming to terms with ones sexuality and final acceptance of being a normal person whose preferences may be different but not deviant. The play strikingly brings out the emotions of the mother and son and will leave no soul untouched through its intensity and heartfelt content.
Chetan Datar had performed the original Marathi version of the play at The Humsafar Trust back in 1998 and since then it was a dream to have the play translated into hindi language and provide it a platform where the play can be performed at various forums like educational institutions, theatres, conferences, workshops and film festivals. The play is a simple heartfelt effort to mainstream gay issues in the Indian Society.
Ek Madhav Bagh will be performed at Q Fest’11 followed by a discussion with Vivek Anand, the CEO of Husafar Trust, Mumbai.
Venue: Kala Chhaya, Patrakar Nagar, Opp the passport office, Senapatti Bapat Road, Pune
Date: 10 December, 2011