EnActe Arts Inc. presents
Noor by Feisal Alkazi
Friday May 24 8pm
Saturday, May 25 3pm & 8pm
Sunday May 26, 2pm & 6pm
Noor is the story of the struggle for power between Moghul Emperors, sons, neighboring Rajahs and one woman who was bold enough to step into the world of men. It is the story of the machinations behind the purdah in the time of Mehrunissa Begum, the twentieth wife of Emperor Jahangir.
Noor was a woman of formidable talents and a woman ahead of her times. This highly educated, erudite, Persian commoner and refugee was a poet, scholar, fashion designer, shrewd investor and businesswoman, statesman and political strategist who rose to queendom, ruled the Moghul empire in Jahangir’s name and amassed untold wealth. History was not kind to her – she was overshadowed by her niece Mumtaz Mahal, a conventional though devoted wife, when Shah Jahan immortalised her memory in the Taj Mahal.
Feisal Alkazi (playwright)
Passionate educationist, social activist, playwright, author, master trainer and theatre, television and film director Feisal Alkazi, born into India’s first family of theater, is arguably one of India’s top three theatre directors today. His 35 year career as a director includes 200 plays, 32 films and 2 TV serials. Alkazi is the Founder Director of the theater group Ruchika, founded the NGO Ankur, the Society for Alternative Education and runs Creative Learning for Change, an NGO for gender and environmental education.