A review on Pakistani Solo Performance theatre play, Wash Yourself of Yourself (2017). It was performed at NAPA’s International Theatre Festival 2017.
- Directed by Joshinder Kaur Chaggar
- Choreography by Sunil Shankar
“Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself.” This is a small portion of one of Rumi’s poem. Rumi believed in the concept of “One is All, and All is One”. You are part of a whole and the best way to experience life was to melt back into the one, just as snowflakes are individual, but when melting they become one with all.
+ Solo Cast
- Joshinder Chaggar as Woman
The swallow is named the bird of freedom, because it is constantly in migration. This show is a journey of emotional migration.
+ High Points
i – Joshinder performed fabulously in portraying the characteristics of age transformations, her struggle to live her lifestyle and finally shed her burden & go back to innocence as once before.
ii – Her desperate attempt to be in the limelight was shown very creatively.
iii – The direction in solo performance is very difficult. However, she was able to pull this off.
+ Low Points
i – At times, it felt that the play was getting dragged.
ii – High possibility of differences in either accepting and liking such plays or not within the audience.
Pure agility of Joshinder is overwhelming; only those viewers who lack interest in such plays as Wash Yourself of Yourself, will be able to resist the blitz of such carefully constructed magic.
Rate: 3.50 out of 5 stars