Wednesday, 17 August 2011

QIEW presents- A Broadway Matinee- Into The Woods- 20th August, 2011

Saturday, 20th August, 2011

Naz Foundation's Milan Center
A-20 Basement
Lajpat Nagar III
New Delhi


QueerCampus brings to you another event to watch, learn, experience, share and discuss as we unroll some Queer Reels, called "QIEW- The Queer View".
QIEW presents,

A Broadway Matinee- Into The Woods


Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and follows them further to explore the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from the stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Cinderella, tied together by a more original story involving a baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family. It also includes references to several other well-known tales.

The show covers multiple themes: growing up, parents and children, accepting responsibility, morality, and finally, wish fulfillment and its consequences.The whole idea of the play is basically a look into Human Nature via archetypes everyone is most familiar with - fairytale characters. It's about questioning our beliefs, or moralities, the things we've been told by parents for centuries…after all, that's what being Queer is all about.

William A. Henry III wrote that the play's "basic insight ... is at heart, most fairy tales are about the loving yet embattled relationship between parents and children. Almost everything that goes wrong — which is to say, almost everything that can — arises from a failure of parental or filial duty, despite the best intentions. James Lapine said that the most unpleasant person (the Witch) would have the truest things to say and the "nicer" people would be less honest. In the Witch's words: "I'm not good; I'm not nice; I'm just right".

Runtime:- 153 minutes (2 hours, 33 minutes)

The screening will be preceded by an introduction by Zorian Cross, and there shall be a discussion during the Act 1 intermission, and the end of the show as well.

Enrich us with ur presence and together, let's QIEW! ;)


Nearest metro stop: Lajpat Nagar on the Violet Line; from here, proceed south down Lala Lajpat Rai Path until you reach the entrance to Lajpat Nagar III A-block on your left; this will be the first left after leaving the metro station behind you. After taking this left, enter A-block and again take the first left. You should pass by the Centurn Institute of Management and Creative Studies immediately before making this left. Additionally, there will be signs posted to indicate this particular left turn. From there, just follow the signs and the black basement door on the right-hand side of this alley will be Milan center.

Google map display:
PLEASE refer to this photo if u have not been to naz centre before:

QueerCampus is a Delhi based independent queer student and youth collective active since 2010. We use the term queer to refer not just to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, but to any identity or outlook which questions stereotypes. We provide a comfortable space to meet new people, discuss everything and anything – from coming out to breaking-up, the latest queer film to plans of changing the World – or offer a shoulder to cry on and friends to celebrate with! QC organizes events which are free and open to all.

for any queries,
No.- 9717-127-837

Naz Foundation's Milan Center: 011-41724636

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