"Qatar Creates" Brings Indian Comedy-Drama "Monsoon Wedding Musical" in Doha

"Qatar Creates" Brings Indian Comedy-Drama "Monsoon Wedding Musical" in Doha By A Robin - October 18, 2022
Monsoon Wedding Musical

Monsoon Wedding Musical

The stage musical production of Mira Nair's successful 2001 Indian comedy-drama, Monsoon Wedding will premiere in Doha on 15 November at the Abdul Azizi Nasser Theatre in Souq Waqif.
The musical will be presented by Qatar Creates events and the Qatar-MENASA 2022 Year of Culture, part of the lively cultural program under Qatar Creates for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and beyond.

Based on the Golden Globe-nominated film of the same name by Prolific filmmaker Mira Nair launched, Monsoon Wedding continues to enchant global audiences since its release over two decades ago.

Commenting on the upcoming global premiere, HE Chairperson of Qatar Museums Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani, the leading force behind Qatar Creates, said, "'Monsoon Wedding' is a story that inspires debate about the nature of life, identity and our place within an ever-changing world. It will be a pleasure to welcome director Mira Nair and the talented cast to Doha to inspire a sense of joy and unity among young and old as part of our Qatar Creates program." Nair, whose independent films have earned her global recognition including an Academy Award nomination, said, "Following in the footsteps of the original film, 'Monsoon Wedding Musical' strikes a beautiful balance between silence and music, darkness and joy.

At its core, this is a story about the love that we want to understand and that we all yearn for. I am deeply honored to stage its opening performances in Doha, at a time when the country turns into a meeting spot for global culture and entertainment during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022." Saad Al Hudaifi, executive director of Qatar Creates, noted, "We are delighted to bring the musical production of 'Monsoon Wedding' to Qatar audiences, especially those who love Bollywood and Indian dramas. At once a contemporary exploration of life’s challenges and a clever social commentary on the differences between East and West, 'Monsoon Wedding Musical' is a unique highlight in our program around the FIFA World Cup 2022 that is set to captivate audiences of all ages." Performances will run until November 26. Tickets can be purchased from the Qatar Creates website. One Pass holders can access the musical as part of their benefits package.


By A Robin - October 18, 2022

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