Between The Lines

TWO LAWYERS FACE EACH OTHER AT HOME AND IN COURT

A relationship on trial

The Play

Between the Lines is a contemporary play set in urban India, where well-educated, affluent couples find themselves caught between modernity and tradition. Maya and Shekhar are a lawyer couple, who have been married for 10 years. Shekhar is a high-profile criminal lawyer, while Maya balances work and life, drafting routine contracts for a law firm. As destiny would have it, they end up arguing on opposite sides of a criminal trial, resulting in the blurring of their personal and professional lives.


The Director

Actor and activist Nandita Das made her directorial debut with Firaaq, in 2008. Firaaq travelled to over 50 film festivals around the world, winning both audience and critical acclaim. In 2011, she was made a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres) by the French government, in acknowledgement of her contribution to the Arts. She has also served as chairperson of the Children’s Film Society, India. She makes her debut as a theatre director in Between The Lines.


The Actors

Nandita Das has acted in over 30 films in 10 different languages, and two professional plays. Between the Lines marks her return to the stage after eight years. Her co-actor is Subodh Maskara, an entrepreneur, who is on a sabbatical to pursue his creative passions. Subodh has trained with theatre stalwarts Waman Kendre and Mahesh Dattani. He makes his debut in professional theatre in Between the Lines, alongside his wife, Nandita Das.


The Writers

Nandita Das and Divya Jagdale, both actors, got into writing by default! Nandita wrote her directorial debut film, Firaaq, while Divya has written two plays: Bansuri and End of Season. Their writing is true to life, as it comes from real, lived and felt experiences. The play is based on a theatrical adaptation by the writer-academician Purushottam Agarwal, who was inspired by a 1960s English film.


The Producer

Chhoti Production Company Pvt. Ltd. is founded by Subodh Maskara and Nandita Das. Through Chhoti, their intention is to explore new forms of creative expression and to tell compelling stories through various mediums across the country and beyond. Between the Lines is their first venture.


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Schedule & Booking Details

sep

30

Ahmedabad

Natarani

8:30 PM

oct

06 - 07

Mumbai

Tata Theatre

7:00 PM

oct

12

Bangalore

Private show

7:00 PM

oct

19 - 20

New Delhi

India Habitat Centre

7:00 PM

oct

27 - 28

Kolkata

G. D. Birla Sabhaghar

7:30 PM

nov

09

Mumbai

Prithvi Theatre

6:30 PM & 9:00 PM

nov

19

Dhaka

Radisson Hotel

7:00 PM

nov

24 - 25

Mumbai

Prithvi Theatre

6:00 PM & 9:00 PM

dec

01

Bangalore

MLR Convention Centre

3:55 PM & 7:30 PM

jan

05

Mumbai

Tata Theatre

7:00 PM

mar

23

Mumbai

Tata Theatre

7:00 PM

mar

31

Mumbai

St. Andrews Auditorium

7:30 PM

jun

22

jun

29

Trivandrum

A.K.G Centre, Pallayam

7:00 PM

aug

31

sep

28

Mumbai

Tata Theatre

7:00 PM

sep

29

Mumbai

Sophia Bhabha Hall, Breach Candy

7:00 PM

oct

12

Mumbai

Tata Theatre

7:00 PM

oct

13

Mumbai

St. Andrews Auditorium

7:30 PM

nov

30

dec

07

dec

08

New Delhi

FICCI Auditorium, Mandi House

3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

jan

25

VAD_FEST Vadodara

Mahatma Gandhi Nagar Gruh

3:00 PM

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