MAIEUTIC THEATRE WORKS (MTWorks) and producer, Martha Goode, have announced the world premiere production of Riti Sachdeva's PARTS OF PARTS & STICHES, recognizing the 65th Anniversary of the partition of India and Pakistan, directed by Cat Parker.
PARTS OF PARTS & STITCHES. a selection of the 2011 National NewBorn Festival, winner of the festival's Excellence in Playwrighjting Award and Winner of the 2009-10 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival's Quest for Peace Award, will play a three-week limited engagement at the Theater at 14th Street (14th Street Y, 334 East 14th St., NYC). Performances begin Thursday, March 15 and continue through Saturday, March 31. Opening Night is Tuesday, March 20 (7 p.m.).
A joyous, colorful occasion, a wedding day in the Punjab region, 1947, the patchwork of two families eager with anticipation for their pending unification. In PARTS OF PARTS & STITCHES, Yamuna and Jiwan prepare for their lives and future together in a small village of what is soon to become Pakistan. Soon after the couple celebrates their matrimony, the reality of the political and religious upheaval forced on the country by Britain's abandonment, becomes apparent. The violence of man against man, Hindus against Muslims, erupts in a horrific massacre. With perseverance and a will to survive, Yamuna desperately attempts to stitch back the pieces of her life.
PARTS OF PARTS & STITCHES uses magical realism to show the horrific events that occurred during Partition.
Featuring Sarah Baskin* (Roundabout Off-Bway: The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore with Olympia Dukakis), Purva Bedi* (Classic Stage Company: Old Comedy After Aristophanes' Frogs; Manhattan Theatre Club: East of East; Universal: "The Adjustment Bureau"; "Gossip Girl", "Cashmere Mafia"; "House M.D."), Jaspal Binning, Sergei Burbank*, Mariam Habib*, Ashok Kumar, Bushra Laskar, Deanna McGovern (IT Award Outstanding Featured Actress Recipient, An Impending Rupture of the Belly), Antonio Miniño (PCTF Award Outstanding Actor Nominee,The Stranger to Kindness), Eric Percival, Anil Ramani, Shetal Shah* (Film: "Arya" [SAMA Best Actress Award]), Imran W. Sheikh and Dathan B. Williams* (Broadway: Show Boat, directed by Tony Award Winner Harold Prince).
The production features scenic design by George Allison (IT Award Recipient T. Schreiber's Picasso at the Lapin Agile), costume design by Karen Ann Ledger, lighting design by Carl Faber and sound design by Martha Goode. The production stage manger is Sarah E. Ford*.
PARTS OF PARTS & STITCHES plays the following schedule:
Tuesdays at 7 p.m. – includes Talk-Back Tuesdays after performance
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $18 ($12 students/seniors) and are now available online at www.mtworks.org or by calling 866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater's box office ½ hour prior to performance.
The Theater at 14th Street
334 East 14th Street (14th Street Y Building)
Running Time: 120 minutes with intermission