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Sakharam Binder

Sakharam Binder
by Vijay Tendulkar


Directed by Nikhil Mehta (MFA Directing Candidate, 2013)

Vijay Tendulkar’s frightening masterpiece, Sakharam Binder, is the story of a bookbinder who, standing by his own subversive moral code, gives shelter to castoff and homeless women expecting servitude and sexual favors in exchange. This modern Indian classic, originally banned in the subcontinent and rarely seen in the United States, depicts a violent struggle between the sexes as desires and hopes succumb to the weight of a disillusioned people promised equality by Independence. Sakharam Binder is a testament to the invincible strength we muster in the face of unthinkable adversity, and the ferocity with which we fight for a better life.


Hardy Pinnell
Charlotte Bydwell*
Claire Buckingham
Larry Powell*
John Reoli

* appears courtesy Actors Equity Association


Dramaturg Amanda Culp
Producer & General Manager Allison Hirschlag
Production Stage Manager Alison Andersen
Scenic Designer Blanca Añón García
Lighting Designer Gertjan Houben
Video Designer Andrew Lazarow
Sound Designer Beth Lake
Costume Designer Meriwether Snipes
Fight Director Andrew Kenneth Moss
Assistant Stage Manager Colleen Lacy
Company Manager Karly Fischer

80 Greenwich Street

March 27-30, 2013

$15 General Admission/$5 Seniors
Free with student ID - use code student

3/27 Wednesday @ 8:00pm
3/28 Thursday @ 8:00pm
3/29 Friday @ 8:00pm
3/30 Saturday @ 2:00pm
3/30 Saturday @ 8:00pm

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