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SAC: Mission Suhani Musical Performance Information Meeting

341 Eggers Hall

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The South Asia Center is staging Mission Suhani, a modern Nautanki musical in English and Hindi

Experience Credit Available!

Mission Suhani follows Suhani, a confident young Indian bride, and Chaliya, her Non-Resident Indian (NRI) groom, who has taken her dowry and left her in India. Against familial and societal pressure, Suhani tracks him down in the U.S., recovers the dowry, and finds her love!

Directed by Dr. Devendra Sharma (, associate professor at California State University, Fresno. Dr. Sharma has crafted a brilliantly entertaining, thought-provoking, and moving musical that examines women's empowerment.

Nautanki is one of the most popular performance genres of northern India and an inspiration for Bollywood films. Dr. Sharma adapts the traditional interactive, festive Nautanki style to contemporary spaces and social issues through music and humor.

Rehearsals: Students must commit to 2-3 hours of practice on October 25, 26, 27, 28 and a dress rehearsal on October 31.

Performance: Tuesday, November 1 at 8 pm in Setnor Auditorium.

Information Meeting: Friday, September 30 at 2 pm in 341 Eggers or

Contact: Emera Bridger Wilson ( for more information.

Sponsored by the South Asia Center at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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