A word about Deadwood Dick

Deadwood Dick

The first time Atif spoke about his drama Deadwood Dick, he had me. I’m always interested in such theatre and it’s very few and far between that I get a chance to see theatre these days (regardless of the fact that I’d been myself involved with theatre a few years back). The play was great; I wasn’t expecting it to be that good, frankly. The actors, although amateurs, carried themselves really well. I think the director Rabia Khawar has a future here. However, I was thoroughly disappointed by her own performance. She was okay with her expressions and body language, but she eat words when she spoke; her murmurs were not clearly audible. A few others have the same problem, which is somehow bad for a theatre actor. I think the guy playing Black’n (villain.. why is that I always like villains more?) was the best, so was our charming hero (don’t remember the names). Plus, some pretty faces ;) All in all, it was fun watching that drama filled with intrigue and character. I bet, you won’t have missed out if you knew it was that good. Two more days to go!

Click below to see more pictures from the play. Descriptions, left to right.

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Our charming hero Harris, Bill and villain Black’n
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Two characters from the play. On the right is Rabia Khawar herself
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Our heroine Rose, accused hero and the Sheriff
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A scene from the play; Sheriff’s wife and Rose

Photos Credit: Pierre Jolit

3 Comments so far

  1. maleeha (unregistered) on August 20th, 2005 @ 10:26 pm

    nice coverage :P I haven’t been to the play myself yet. About the second picture, Rabia Khawar’s the one on the right (the one on the left’s my sister)


  2. Muhammad Atif (unregistered) on August 21st, 2005 @ 12:43 am

    Thanx for the coverage ,man.It’s quite detailed and honest one with a generous portion of pics.Fawad(Black’N) is a born actor,no doubt.

    PS:Tomorrow(i.e Sunday is the last day of the play).It is being held in Alhamra(The mall) hall 2 at 7 pm.For passes please contact me at 03004527521


  3. Jangli Jagga (unregistered) on August 21st, 2005 @ 2:36 am

    Thanks for the correction maleeha. I deeply regret the error. :P

    Welcome Atif! I would definitely love to see it again. Give my congrats to Fawad and whole team on their performance.



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