Paradise isn't all it's cracked up to be.
House of Joy
by Madhuri Shekar
directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian
A darling of the 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, House of Joy is an action-adventure romance set in a harem at the beginning of the end of the Mughal Empire. Once upon a time and place, in something like 17th century Delhi, an imperial bodyguard risks her life to fight for what's right, turning against everything s
Developed at the San Francisco Playwrights Festival last year, this world premiere by Madhuri Shekar is a romance set in a harem during the Mughal Empire (which lasted from 1526 to 1757)—specifically, in Delhi, India in the 17th century. It’s described as action-adventure, romance and comedy, featuring a female bodyguard fighting for what’s right. Megan Sandberg-Zakian directs.