Play Date

Read a play with us each month


Read, Pah-La on June 20 2024 at 7:00 pm. Join Play Date, read a play from around the world and have fun.


Abhishek Majumdar is an Indian playwright and director. He founded two theatre companies based in Bangalore namely; Indian Ensemble and Bhasha Centre for Performing Arts. Some of his many plays are The Djinns of Eidgah, Pah-la, Pratidwandi, Harlesden High Street, An Arrangement of Shoes, Afterlife of Birds, Rizwaan, Kaumudi, Dweepa, Muktidham, Baatin, Tathagat and Salt.


In a remote village in Tibet, a young runaway named Deshar, disowns their family and runs away to become a Buddhist nun. At the same time, in Lhasa a Chinese military commander named Deng is unable to see his wife and daughter due to work. Deng is sent to destroy the nunnery to buid a hospital and begin some political “re-education”. When Deshar disobeys the country, it sends out a ripple that forever changes the lives of Deshar, Deng and their families. Pah-La is about stories from the 2008 Lhasa riots and the future of non-violence.


Play Date is a monthly play reading activity, held on the third Thursday of each month.  We read one play from around the world together. The play reading is followed by a group discussion about the play. Anyone is welcome to join and practice reading out loud, regardless of experience or level of English comprehension. With Play Date, learning English becomes fun. This is a place where you can practice speaking out loud, expand your vocabulary and meet new people. Play Date is produced by Crane Creations Theatre Company. Crane Creations is an immigrant led professional theatre company located in Mississauga, Ontario Canada. Join us for our next Play Date! 

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