Directed and adapted for the stage by Jalabala Vaidya from Gandhi’s book , My Experiments With Truth, Truth or Dare… is an innovative theatrical representation of Gandhi’s childhood escapades, encounters and experiments, which formed the character of the man who became a Mahatma. His brushes with smoking, eating meat, stealing, telling lies, trying to bully Kasturba, coping with married life as a teenager, his attachment to the stories of Shravan Kumar, Raja Harishchandra and the Ramayana, are brought out with a childlike innocence that belie the profound impact they had on Gandhi’s psyche. The play is performed by Akshara’s young theatre students and is mainly in English.
Akshara Theater, New Delhi
11-B. Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Next to RML Hospital Exit no. 5
New Delhi, Delhi