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November 4–December 3, 2006

U.S. – Canada Tour
Newark, Philadelphia, Boston, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Phoenix, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington, Atlanta, New York

Kaifi Aur Main is a celebration of renowned Urdu poet and film lyricist Kaifi Azmi's life and works seen through the eyes of his wife, noted theatre and film actress, Shaukat Kaifi, brought to life by his daughter Shabana Azmi and son-in-law Javed Akhtar.

It is a theatrical collage of some of the most memorable moments from Kaifi and Shaukat's lives. The early years growing up in his village Mijwan...their unusual romance culminating in a marriage that lasted 55 years. ...life in Bombay in the '50s...Kaifi's work with mill workers... his social and cultural activism...his path-breaking work as a lyricist in Hindi cinema... his fight against life-threatening illness...his relentless fight to make his village a place of progress... In their inimitable style, Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar take us through a very personal journey and share moments that will be cherished for many a lifetime.

The sensitive and touching narrative written by Javed Akhtar is based on Shaukat Kaifi's book of memoirs Yaad Ki Rehguzar as well as on Kaifi Azmi's interviews and writings.

The narrative is interspersed with renditions of Kaifi's poems and songs by the young singer Jaswinder Singh.

Kaifi Aur Main is a tribute to Kaifi Azmi, his poetry, work, life and most of all his unending courage.

For more information about Kaifi Aur Main, visit www.kaifiaurmain.com.


U.S. – Canada Tour
Day / Date
Auditorium / Venue
Sat., Nov. 4
Newark, NJ
6:30 p.m.
Share & Care (Ph: 718 207 2455)
Sun., Nov. 5
Philadelphia, PA
Branch Creek Auditorium, Harleysville, PA
5:00 p.m.
Share & Care (Ph: 610 584 0803)
Fri., Nov. 10
Boston, MA
Collins Center of Performing Arts, Andover
8:00 p.m.
Aap ka Manoranjan (978 681 6464)
Sat., Nov. 11
Toronto, Canada
Roy Thomas Hall, Simcoe St.
7:30 p.m.
Eglinton Carpet (Ph: 416 892 8184)
Sun., Nov. 12
Detroit, MI
Clarenceville Auditorium, Middlebelt Road, Livonia
6:30 p.m.
Ishani Arts (Ph: 734 455 7426)
Fri., Nov. 17
Chicago, IL
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
8:00 p.m.
Vachikam, Inc. (Ph: 630 964 6061)
Sat., Nov. 18
Houston, TX
Cullen Performing Auditorium, University of Houston
8:00 p.m.
Star promotion, Inc. (Ph: 281 222 4500)
Sun. Nov. 19
San Francisco, CA
Performing Arts Center, Chabot College, Hayward
6:00 p.m.
Kaladarshan Performing Arts International (Ph: 510 557 2434)
Fri., Nov. 24
Phoenix, AZ
Orpheum Theatre, W. Adams St.
8:00 p.m.
Indo American Cultural and Religious Foundation & Gujrati Cultural Association (Ph: 480 797 0625)
Sat., Nov. 25
Seattle, WA
Sun., Nov. 26
Los Angeles, CA
La Miranda Performing Arts Theatre
6:30 p.m.
Shah Foundation Incorporated (Ph: 310 753 8990)
Fri., Dec. 1
Washington, DC
Schlesinger Center, Alexandria
8:00 p.m.
Global Performing Arts (Ph: 202 357 2321)
Sat., Dec. 2
Atlanta, GA
Roxy Theatre
8:00 p.m.
Drishti, Inc. (Ph: 815 404 3473)
Sun., Dec. 3
New York, NY
Alice Tully Auditorium, Lincoln Center
7:30 p.m.
Indo American Art Council & Cancer Patients Aid Association (Ph: 212 529 2347)
Programming subject to change

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