Play: Lights Out

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
B-3, SDSB Building, LUMS

**Trigger Warning**
Please be advised, this production contains scenes of violence that may be difficult for some to watch and/or hear.

About the Play:
Every night, Laila and Rahat hear screams coming from the compound next to their apartment building. Laila wants her husband, Rahat, to report the screams to the police. Rahat does not believe the screams are as loud as Laila makes them out to be, nor are they worth reporting. They hear the screams night after night, and turn off their lights, to prevent their windows from being broken. What's happening outside? Are the screams real? Is a crime being committed?

About the Director:
Fawad Khan graduated from NAPA with a major in direction for stage 2008. Since then he has been consistently doing theatre, and being passionate about all aspects of theatre, he has not only been directing but acting and writing as well. He has been part of major productions including Waiting for Godot directed by Zia Mohyeddin, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Khel Ek Raat Ka, Baba Jalinoos, an adaptation of Moliere's Tartuffe, Khoya Hua Aadmi by Kamal Ahmed Rizvi, Qusoorwar, an adaptation of 12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose, Jaza Saza, a translation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure directed by Zia Mohyeddin, and Chup, a play that he wrote himself. He has also been part of the revival of Dastangoi in Pakistan.

Cast:
Kiran Siddiqui
Laila Samhan
Ghazi Rahat
Meesam Naqvi
Sikandar
Kulsoom Aftab Nena
Farhan Alam Danish

We are also pleased to announce that Ms. Salima Hashmi will be in conversation with the director after the performance.