Kasturba vs Gandhi

By Nishi Chawla
Directed by Rupaalii Sonwani
June 13 – June 30
JUN 13 - JUN 30; THU, FRI, SAT at 8 PM, SUN at 3 PM

Executive Director, Crystal Field


Kasturba vs Gandhi

June 13 – June 30, 2024
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM

Tickets: $18 General
Run Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Street)
New York, NY 10003

“Within the intricate tapestry of global history, Kasturba Gandhi emerges as a beacon of resilience and defiance against societal norms. Often depicted in the shadow of her husband, Mahatma Gandhi, Kasturba’s journey speaks to women worldwide who have challenged conventions and fought for their rights.

Kasturba’s narrative transcends cultural boundaries, resonating with women everywhere who have navigated the complexities of patriarchal expectations. From her humble beginnings in Gujarat, India, to her pivotal role in shaping the concept of ‘Satyagraha,’ Kasturba embodies the universal struggle for equality and justice.

As the story unfolds, Kasturba’s relationship with Mahatma Gandhi is portrayed with nuance and complexity. While deeply respectful of his ideals, she grapples with the challenges of reconciling his ideology with her own convictions. Their dynamic reflects the intricate dance of partnership amidst differing worldviews, highlighting the complexities of love, commitment, and individuality within marriage.

Through Kasturba’s journey, women from diverse backgrounds find inspiration to reclaim their voices and assert their agency in a world shaped by male-dominated paradigms. Her courage, resilience, and unwavering commitment to her beliefs serve as a rallying cry for women across generations to stand firm in the face of adversity.

In honoring Kasturba’s legacy, her narrative becomes a testament to the enduring power of women’s voices in shaping history. Her story resonates as a reminder that, regardless of cultural or geographical divides, women have always been at the forefront of movements for change, challenging norms, and reshaping the world for the better.”

Mehdi Hadim
Drishti Manju
Ajay Bhullar
Bella kouds
Rupaalii Sonwani

Costume Designer – Palak Jha
Stage Manager – Leia Jacoutot
Assistant Director – Drishti Manju
Production Manager – Ajay Bhullar.


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