New MA theater company debuts play about 1984 anti-Sikh pogroms

The Boston Globe features a young theater company in Hopkinton, Massachusetts (30 miles west of Boston), called Two Paths Productions. Started by a group of teens, their first production is called Kultar’s Mime, an adaptation of the poem of the same name by Sarbpreet Singh (who has been featured on this blog before) about the 1984 anti-Sikh pogroms in New Delhi, India, in which thousands of Sikhs were murdered in organized killing after the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. According to the company, the play “depicts the pogrom from the perspective of several children who were victims of the violence.”

Co-founder of Two Paths Productions is Mehr Kaur, daughter of Sarbpreet Singh, who shares with the Boston Globe why this production is important to her:

“Even though I was not alive when this tragedy happened, and I’ve lived in America my whole life, I was raised to be well educated about these events,” she said. “I’ve always attended Sikh camps and retreats and seminars, and my parents always encouraged me to be an activist and to take part in the quest for justice. But overall, there’s often kind of a gap in knowledge between my generation and those who were alive and living in India when this happened.”

The cast of Kultar's Mime. (Photo credit: Nicole McLaughlin | Boston Globe):

The cast of Kultar’s Mime. (Photo credit: Nicole McLaughlin | Boston Globe)

The play makes its debut this Friday at Hopkinton High School. More information and tickets are available at the Kultar’s Mime Eventbrite page.

Read more at The Boston Globe.


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