April 27, 2024 – Kirdar Theatre’s Punjabi and Hindi Opera Night

Venue: Sala Rossa (4848 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2T 1R5) Date: April 27, 2024 Doors: 5:00 PM Performance: 6:00 PM

Tickets: $10.00 plus taxes and fees in advance / $15.00 at the door
Advance Tickets: https://www.venuepilot.co/events/80643/orders/new#/

Co-presented with the Immigrant Workers’ Centre.

These performances will touch on honour killings and domestic abuse which some viewers may find disturbing.

Bus transportation to the Sala Rossa venue will be available from LaSalle, Laval, and Parc Ex. Please contact Gaurav Sharma at 438-934-9999 or gauravsharma272011@gmail.com for more information.

Kirdar Theatre is a Montreal based Punjabi language theatre group which was founded in 2022 by Gaurav Sharma and Nitu Sharma who have extensive experience performing and directing in India, UK and USA. Kirdar Theatre features a cast of recent immigrants from the Punjab and members of the Immigrant Workers’ Centre, a community organization that organizes migrant and immigrant workers for migrant and workplace justice. Kirdar Theatre’s repertoire is influenced by Chandigarh, India’s active street theatre scene, and features living Indian playwrights who addresses contemporary social issues. Kirdar Theatre performed outdoors in Montréal during the pandemic at locations in Parc Ex as well as in front of the Dollarama warehouse and their Plaza St. Hubert store with productions that addressed migration issues, workplace exploitation and health safety. Kirdar Theatre is currently developing partnerships to showcase their productions to the wider community.

Kirdar Theatre will perform Charan Singh Sindhra’s “Yaadan”, a Punjabi opera musical play about a romance and honour killing, and Nadiri Zahir Babbar’s “Ji Jasi Apki Marzi,” a Hindi language solo play about female empowerment.

Directed by Gaurav Sharma and Nitu Sharma and starring Nitu Sharma Jatinder Jimmy, Satinder Kaur, Gurdeep Singh, Balwinder Singh, Harjinder Singh and Bhupinder Kaur. Music by Jatinder Jimmy and James Annet.