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"Vivekanand"   ~   "Kabeer"   ~   "Tulsi"
Hindi Plays with English Translation Available

April 7 – May 6, 2007

13 Shows Across the United States


After a successful tour in 2006, internationally acclaimed actor Shekhar Sen will once again bring his three plays "Vivekanand," "Kabeer," and "Tulsi" to theatre audiences across the United States during April and May 2007. The plays are presented in Hindi. An English synopsis of the play and English translations of songs will be projected during the performance. Printed translations of the play text also will be available upon request.

This Vachikam presentation celebrates the highest of human values, virtues and characters that inspire and empower us. Already proven as a talented singer, music composer, lyricist and actor, Shekhar Sen reinstates the power of entertainment to delight, to astonish and to uplift human values through these musical mono act plays. Vachikam is honored to present an artist of Shekhar Sen's caliber.

To purchase tickets, please visit Sulekha, the online media sponsor of the tour, at www.sulekha.com or get in touch with the show organizer in your location.
U.S. Performance Schedule
Day / Date / Time City Play Auditorium / Venue Organizer / Contact Tickets
April 7, 2007
6:30 PM
Los Angeles Vivekanand Wilson High School Auditorium
4400 E. 10th St.
Long Beach, CA 90804
Shah Foundation
Ph. 310 753 8990
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April 13, 2007
8:00 PM
Columbus Kabeer Capitol Theatre (CAPA)
55 E. State St.
Columbus, OH 43215
V R Entertaining
Ph. 614 766 9007
Contact the show organizer
April 14, 2007
8:00 PM
Merrillville, Indiana Tulsi Merrillville High School Auditorium
276 E. 68th St.
Merrillville, IN 46410
This Our World
Ph. 219 865 8388
Ph. 219 313 3134
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April 15, 2007
5:30 PM
Chicago Tulsi North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Skokie, IL
Ph. 630 964 6061

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April 20, 2007
7:30 PM


Tulsi Dobson High School Auditorium
Mesa, AZ
Desi Entertainment
Ph. 480 797 0625
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April 21, 2007
7:30 PM
Dallas Tulsi McFarlin Auditorium, SMU
Dallas, TX
DFW Indian Cultural Society &
International Hindi Association
Ph. 972 862 8877

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April 22, 2007
6:30 PM
Los Angeles Tulsi Aratami Japan America Theatre
244 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles , CA 90012
Shah Foundation
Ph. 310 753 8990
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April 27, 2007
8:00 PM
Detroit Kabeer Groves Auditorium
Birmingham, MI
Dreamz International
Vachikam Inc.
Ph. 586 764 0938
Ph. 586 323 9658
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April 28, 2007
9:00 PM
Tampa Kabeer Ferguson Hall
Tampa Bay Art Center
Tampa, FL
Divine Shakti Foundation
Ph. 813 298 5037

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April 29, 2007
4:30 PM
New York Tulsi Hindu Temple Society of North America
Flushing, NY
Share & Care Foundation
Ph. 718 448 4785
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May 4, 2007
6:30 PM
Raleigh Tulsi Hindu Bhavan Hall
309 Aviation Parkway
Morrisville, NC 27560
Share & Care Foundation,
Carolina Chapter
Ph. 919 425 5299
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May 5, 2007
7:30 PM
Boston Vivekanand R.J. Grey Auditorium
Acton, MA 01720

Ph. 978 264 0039

Ph. 781 983 4941

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May 6, 2007
3:00 PM
Nashville Kabeer Father Ryan High School Performing Art Center
Nashville, TN
South Asian Heritage Group
615 260 8794

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Programming subject to change
About "Vivekanand"

This two-hour play presents the stories of Vivekanand's childhood, the impact of Brhma Samaj, his eagerness to find God and meeting the great mentor Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansa, and thus the making of Swami Vivekanand. His unforgettable 1893 speech in Chicago, which brought India and Hinduism into the limelight in the United States, establishes his love for humanity and seeing the world as one family.

Written, composed, and acted by Shekhar Sen, this Vachikam presentation is once again committed to bringing awareness by enlightening the minds with Vivekanand's revolutionary thoughts.

About "Kabeer"

This musical play depicts the life of Kabeer, saint, philosopher and poet whose message of tolerance and creative co-existence in times of recent communal tensions has never been more relevant. With 45 song sequences, this two-hour play portrays the making of this revolutionary social reformer who 600 years ago challenged the deep-rooted social evils ailing the society.

The play truly reflects the influence of great saints like Guru Raman, Raidas, and Sheikh Fareed on Kabeer. A touching enhancement of Kabeer's marriage to Loyee, his meeting with Sikandar Shah

  Lodhi, and other incidents underline Shekhar Sen's sterling performance. Sung in rich voice and supported by melodious music, Kabeer's poems are appropriately woven in the play and tenderly touch our soul. Audience have been mesmerized as they rediscover Kabeer's message of love, peace and religious harmony.

Kabeer has been conceived, written, composed, directed and acted by Shekhar Sen.

About "Tulsi"

This mono act musical play, written, composed, acted, and directed by Shekhar Sen, presents the pious soul of Goswami Tulsidas, who comes to earth for a day and tells his own story. Audiences have been inspired to learn how an orphan beggar boy became the greatest poet of India and are surprised by his great social reforms. Seeing the poor people of India exploited due to the ignorance of religion, he was inspired to write the Ramayan in Awadhi (a dialect of Hindi), the most popular "Ram Charit Manas."

This two-hour play has 52 musical sequences that merge with the story and give audiences a panoramic view of Goswamiji's revolutionary spiritual life.

About Shekhar Sen

A talented singer, composer, lyricist and actor, Shekhar Sen hails from a Bengali family with roots in Raipur (Chattisgarh). He learned music from his musicologist parents, Dr. Arun Kumar Sen and Dr. Aneeta Sen, both renowned classical singers of Gwalior Gharana.

The younger Sen established a distinct identity for himself, however, by singing medieval poets such as Raskhan, Raheem, Lalitkishori, Bhooshan and Bihari. As a singer, Sen has performed more than 1,000 shows all over the world and released nearly 200 cassettes and CDs. To his credit, he has composed the music for many TV serials and also sung for the famous TV serial Ramayan.

Sen's first musical mono act play was "Tulsi," launched in 1998, followed by "Kabeer" in 1999. "Vivekanand," his third musical mono act, represents yet another milestone for this gem of an artist dedicated to bringing the ageless and universal message of Hinduism to discerning people everywhere. He has traveled worldwide for his theatrical performances.

For more information, please visit www.shekharsen.com.

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