Ten-second takeaway

With shows across three venues in the city, 9 Jakhoo Hill is a play set in Shimla of 1962, with the Indo-Chinese war’s aftermath serving as a backdrop.

Family affairs 

Written by author, Gurucharan Das, and directed by Ashish Sen, the play, 9 Jakhoo Hill portrays the story of a three-member family that relocates to India after the partition. Coming to the city {as part of the Deccan Herald Theatre Festival} with shows across three venues, the play is set in Shimla of 1962, with the backdrop of the Indo-Chinese war. What happens when the family gets three visitors {relatives and a family friend} for Diwali? How do the characters react when some of their dark secrets are revealed during their time together?

Serious act

The plot, portraying a span of three days, involves themes like trust, betrayal, love and even taboo subjects like incest. The ensuing chaos within the house seems to draw a parallel with the turmoil of the political scenario then prevalent in the country. Another interesting factor is that all the actors in 9 Jakhoo Hill will be seen playing characters that are way older or younger than their actual age. Tightly paced and based on a serious premise, the play also has elements of humour.

Where: Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross Road, JP Nagar, 2nd Phase

When: Friday, March 4, 7.30pm

Where: Jagriti Theatre, Varthur Road, Near Adarsh Palm Meadows, Ramagondanahalli, Whitefield

When: Saturday-Sunday, March 5-6, 7.30 pm

Where: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, 16th Cross, G.D. Park Extension, 2nd Main Road, Malleswaram

When: Saturday, March 12, 7.30 pm

Price: INR 100 upwards

Buy tickets for the play here and here.

Find the event on Facebook here.

Featured image via: 9 Jakhoo Hill