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‘Mian Biwi Aur Wagah’ makes a comeback in the UAE

Dubai’s first original Urdu play to do exclusive show for blue-collar workers

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Mian Biwi Aur Wagah, an epistolary Urdu play, is back in the UAE after a successful run in August.

The show will be staged from October 13-14 at The Junction. On day one it will be staged twice — at 2.30pm, for blue collar workers free of charge, who will also be treated to refreshments, and at 7.30pm for the public. The next day there will be a showing at 7.30pm

Amna Khaishgi, writer and producer of the play who also acts in it, says: “Whether they are working in our homes as domestic help or building beautiful buildings across the country, taxi drivers, waiters, and waitresses, this show is for all these wonderful people. It is an honest appreciation and recognition of their efforts and contribution to the society.”

Tickets for the show are Dh100.

Mian Biwi aur Wagah is set in modern times, but uses letter writing as a mode of storytelling that propels us through time and space, socio-politics and relationships. The journey is told through notes, written in Urdu by the couple, to various friends, acquaintances and one another.