Half Plate

Mar 5, 2012 by     No Comments    Posted under: Screenplay

They will forever be remembered.

After the remarkable success of “Ten Little Indians” presented by the Thespians society of the Saint Patrick’s High School, the Patricians are back with a bang! But this time, with a Urdu play which is an accolade to the late Moin Akhtar, the stalwarts and the golden era of Pakistan Television. For the first time an A’ Level school that is generally thought to be deviating the youth from our roots has come up with a tremendous idea of bringing about such an event that would take you back to the glorious past.

Re-enacting Anwar Maqsood’s famous ‘Half Plate’, it is an attempt to relive what Pakistan television once used to be.

The cast goes as such:

Ali Salman Rashdi
Fatima Imam
Bilal Ahmed Khan
Shoaib Mehmood
Usman Yasin
Yahya Shaikh
Faryal Shahab
It is conceived and directed by Ali Raj.

The story revolves around the woes of a poet, stricken with poverty and unemployment. Enriched with the classical PTV humour, the story goes around how the poet overcomes his ego and turns over a new leaf in life. Throughout you shall witness the ups and downs of a mere poet’s downtrodden existence changing utterly. Khalida Riyasat, Lateef Kapadia, Jamshed Ansari, although no more with us, will always be remembered. And hence, a tribute to such iconic luminaries will be put forward in the newly renovated and refined state-of-the-art Auditorium of The Saint Patrick’s High School which cannot be compared to any of its kind in the city.

The shows will be held at the Main School Auditorium, St. Patrick’s Campus, Nisar Shaheed S.J. Road, Saddar Karachi. Timings for the event are from Friday, 9 March 2012 at 20:00 until Saturday, 10 March 2012 at 22:00. Guests will include veteran PTV female actor, Jehan Ara Hai, famous poet and thinker, Dr. Afaaq Siddiqui, Pakistan’s No. 1 voice over artist, Khalid Anum and TV actor and producer, Ghalib Kamal.

With its gleaming spot lights and an assiduous team of eight, the Patricians await your presence in “Half Plate”. Let’s together go back and live in the exciting times of eighties and nineties with uncontrollable laughter and entertainment lasting for about two uninterrupted hours.

See you there!

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