Pakistan’s theater industry has been blooming and providing us quality content over the years, every year some plays are performed that set a benchmark for the upcoming theater productions. The spectators also have a huge role in keeping the theater alive.
Over the passing time, the interest of general public for theater has been phenomenal and it has encouraged the makers to go beyond their comfort zone and try something new every time. This time Khalid Ahmed has taken the director’s chair to bring us his version of ‘The Physic’ by Sam Bobrick which is titled as ‘Jasoosi Duniya’.
Jasoosi Duniya is a murder mystery which is full of twists and unpredictable turns with a pinch of comic poured into it. The theater play follows the life of a writer Adam, this role has been played by the talented Hasan Raza. Opposite Adam, there is his muse Salma, which is played by the debutante Saman Ansari.
Staged in Adams own home, the play has multiple characters who visit the house in between the conversation that take place between Adam and Salma. The play promises to deliver a full punch of humor, romance, thrill and drama with a part to play for each of the characters. Salma, on the other other hand is supposed to be a witty character with a plenty of emotions to depict simultaneously through out the play.
According to the man in charge, Khalid Ahmed:
“West is known for producing brilliant comic scripts, unlike us who mostly rely on one-liners when it comes to comedy. Therefore, when I read this play by Sam Bobrick, I fell in love with his brilliance, depth and his skill as a dramatist, and decided to adapt it for viewers in Pakistan.”
The play also relies on the shoulders of Nazar ul Hassan, a brilliant artist who played the part of Johnny Janbaaz and the director from the United Kingdom Bazelah Mustafa delivers her role as Sebi, bringing an unreal energy to the play.
Filled with suspense, thrill and romance, Jasoosi Duniya is playing at National Academy of Performing Arts, Karachi from October 4th to October 13th. To experience this mysterious and witty take of Khalid Ahmed on Sam Bobrick’s ‘The Psychic’ get yourself tickets to this intriguing play and get it done from from To Do list.
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