Sultans of the Street
October 29-November 13, 2016
@ The Waterfront Theatre
1412 Cartwright Street on Granville Island, Vancouver
Four children from different worlds – two who want new kites and two with the simple wish to attend school – are trapped in a world of begging on the streets of Kolkata, India. Dressed as gods, they bless the generous and threaten to curse those who are not. Together, they must work to escape servitude and set a course for a new life. In association with Diwali Fest.
Featuring Nimet Kanji, Amitai Marmorstein, Nadeem Phillip, Parmiss Sehat and Carmela Sison.
Director: Marcus Youssef, Set Designer: Amir Ofek, Costume Designer: Farnaz Khaki-Sadigh,
Sound Designer: Rup Sidhu, Lighting Designer: Adrian Muir, Stage Manager: Rebecca Mulvihill,
Apprentice Stage Manager: Tessa Gunn, Production Dramaturg: Rohit Chokhani
GG-nominated playwright Anusree Roy is one of our country’s great storytellers. In Sultans of the Street she takes a potentially overwhelming subject — the lives of street children in another culture — and treats it with such insight, deftness, humour and respect for the fundamental dignity of young people that what we are watching feels utterly universal. Kids everywhere face serious challenges. And, like in Sultans in the Street, kids everywhere are often resilient, heroic, loving and hilarious in response.
– Marcus Youssef, Director
Sultans of the Street is recommended for ages 6 and up for themes of exploitation, death and loss.
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