Karuppi (The Dark Woman)

Event Date(s): 25/01/2014

Location: The Black Box, Department of Festival and Creative Arts, Agostini Street, St. Augustine

Karuppi (The Dark Woman), a one-woman performance in English/Tamil/Creole performed by Ponni Arasu from Tamil Nadu, will take place at 8pm at the Black Box, the Department of Creative and Festival Arts, Agostini Street, St. Augustine.

This is a free, one time performance.

The play, originally created in Tamil, is a collection of writing by and about Tamil speaking women who traveled across oceans from Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka for work or were displaced by war. The script consists of poetry, traditional folk songs, excerpts from short stories and government documents. The stories date back to the early 19th Century to the present day. While translating the play in English, the Marapachchi team found that the play works on many registers. While the play is about Tamil-speaking women, the incidents and stories may resonate with other contexts and histories. 

"Karuppi" is a production of Marapachchi Theatre, a feminist theatre collective based in Madras, India. It is directed by A. Mangai and the stories have been compiled and translated by V. Geetha. It is mostly in English with some Tamil sections which will be subtitled. 

For more information, contact Maria at 663-2222 or 662-2002 ext. 83792


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  • Department of Creative and Festival Arts

  • Tel.: 662-2002 ext. 83792