Shah Jahan - A play in English, Directed by Subrata Das
Presented by SETU - Stage Ensemble Theater Unit at Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box Theater
February 7 - February 9, 2014
The play 'Shah Jahan' is about the world’s greatest love story and the worst treachery during the Mughal period in India. Emperor Shah Jahan built Taj Mahal for his beloved wife Mumtaz and was imprisoned by his estranged son Aurangzeb. The play dramatizes the attempt by the Emperors four sons, Dara, Suja, Aurangzeb and Murad to capture the Throne. The frail emperor Shah Jahan, gradually losing control over his empire struggles with the opposing forces of his love for his sons and his duty as the Emperor to crush the rebels. Will he succeed in his attempts? The play includes three choreographed group dance sequences planned into the script to depict the arts and culture prevalent in 1600's.