Behind The Beautiful Forevers
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 12 – 3pm
Meera Syal (The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National) returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).
Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.
India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate.
But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood. Event Calendars: Alumni, ASUU, Babcock Theatre, Bennion Community Service Center, Campus Recreation Services, Campus Store, Career Services, Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence, Centers and Institutes, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, College of Health, College of Humanities, College of Law, College of Mines and Earth Sciences, College of Science, College of Social & Behavioral Science, College of Social Work, Continuing Education, Eccles Health Sciences Library, Equity and Diversity, Facilities Management, Health Care, Health Sciences, Housing & Residential Education, Institutional Advancement, International Center, Kingsbury Hall, KUED Events, LEAP Program, Marriott Library, MUSE Project, Natural History Museum of Utah, Parks - Recreation & Tourism, Red Butte Garden, Research Education, School of Medicine, Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, Student Affairs Learning Outcomes, Sustainability, Technology & Venture Commercialization, Undergraduate Studies, Union Programming Council, University College, University of Utah, University Union, Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA)
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