Minti Jain & Venkatesh S


May 26th 2024.

The recent performance of “Land of Cards” (Tāser Desh), directed by Minti Jain and Venkatesh S, was a remarkable event that captivated audiences. This English translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s work by William Radice brought a timeless call to freedom to life on stage.

The 75-80 minute play followed a Princess, weary of her luxurious but purposeless life, as she embarked on a journey that led her to a fantastical kingdom of card-people bound by rigid customs. Her arrival sparked chaos, leading the inhabitants to discover the joy of breaking free from oppressive traditions and embracing their human desires.

The nuanced storytelling and powerful performances resonated deeply, echoing Tagore’s message from India’s freedom struggle. The audience left inspired and moved, reflecting on the enduring relevance of the play’s themes.