Theater had its enormous place in our routines earlier before home TV’s and cable invaded our lives and theater started to die out, even its quality of work began to diminish and it was no longer considered a family outing anymore. But lately, this trend changed specially due to the creation of art schools and with everyone now starting to realize the significance of art; theater started picking up momentum once again.
Written by Anwar Maqsood and directed by Dawar Mehmood, Siachen revolves around the struggles of our brave soldiers through the tumultuous experience they undergo on the world’s highest battlefield – the Siachen glacier. Like previous plays in Kopykats Production’ repertoire, Siachen is a sober and thought-invoking drama bound to affect the audience emotionally. English Biscuit Manufacturers have been of a great support to the project and are sponsors to the play.
The play will commence on October 28, 2015 at PNCA Hall Islamabad. Second leg of the play will be held in Lahore during December 2015 followed by Karachi in January 2016.
Zulfiqar Ali Ansari, Head of Marketing at EBM, said, “In recent times, theatre has gained immense popularity in the country. Kopykats production plays have always come across with a strong patriotic message. This play has a very strong connection with the audience of Peek Freans Sooper, which is the country’s favorite biscuit, advocating patriotism and nationalism. Also, with Peek Freans Nankhatai, which has a nostalgic appeal; much like what Siachen has in all of us.”
The director of Siachen, Dawar Mehmood in acknowledgement of EBM’s support; said “We are honored by the support from Peek Freans Sooper and Peek Freans Nankhatai to ensure that the talent in Pakistan gets a platform to perform. For us, our plays are a way of awakening the people of this country and leaving them with a thoughtful message to ponder upon.”
Awaiting to watch this live in the coming year! 😀