By John Nathan, April 22, 2010
In 2004, a little-known playwright called Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti changed this country's theatrical landscape with Behzti (Dishonour), a play which featured a rape scene in a Sikh temple. Protesters rioted and the play was shut down. Briefly, the mob ruled. The threats from the Sikh author's own community were scary enough for Bhatti to have to go into hiding. This play is about that experience.
Bhatti has chosen an absurdist style with which to tell the story and relate the fear, self-loathing and identity crisis she suffered.