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The Twentieth Wife

By: Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, based on the Novel by Indu Sundaresan

Directed by: Matthew Spangler

Musical Director & Original Score by Salar Nader

Date and Time:

March 19th 7pm & March 20th 4pm

In collaboration with Sangam Arts

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The Twentieth Wife performed by Kathak Artist, Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, based on the novel by Indu Sundaresan telling the tale of one of India’s most powerful women, Empress Noor Jahan, through a performance of dance, live music, multi-media and live narration from the novel.

Set amidst the the splendor and luxury of the opulent courts of the Mughal Empire of India, Noor Jahan is the twentieth wife of Emperor Jahangir. Living in the imperial harem, she assumes great power bestowed upon her by her husband, who loves her obsessively, and trusts her beyond anyone else, and spends most of her life fighting fiercely to maintain her delicate power.

Featured Artists

Ben Kunin, Sarod

Raginder Momi Singh, Violin

Deepti Warrier, Vocalist

Radhika Rao, Narrator
Lighting: Andrew Kaufman

Jim French, Set Design

Ian Winters, Multimedia Design

Jack Beuttler, Production Support

Drew Yerys, Sound Design

Alka Garg, Costumes

Natasha Datt, Make-Up

Brooke Duthie, Creative Consultant, Photographer & Videographer

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March 19, 2016 @ 8:00 AM
March 20, 2016 @ 5:00 PM


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