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Dagh Dehlavi is Pierrots Troupes latest production. Succinctly speaking, the play re lives the life and times of one of the most celebrated Urdu poets, Dagh Dehlvi. With this, the troupe becomes a distinctive producer of the first ever play on the poet in question.
In broader perspective, the play explores various stages, facets, twists and turns of the life of Dagh, largely unknown; his not too auspicious birth to the hanging of his father to his entry into Red Fort as the step son of the would be king who too dies early, forcing the boy and a hugely talented poet to leave Delhi for Rampur where he spends the next 25 years of his life as a renowned poet but as a much maligned noble also.
The play has been written by Prof Ibne Kanwal, a renowned short story writer and novelist. It has been directed by Dr M Sayeed Alam, reputed for his penchant for historical, historic and humorous plays.
Last but not the least, the play is produced by Pierrots Troupe – the theater company credited with giving several new, original and entertaining productions to Hindi, Urdu & English Theatre of India: Ghalib In New Delhi, Maulana Azad, CutCutCut, Big B, Ghalib, K L Saigal, Sons Of Babur, 1947, Ghalib Ke Khat, Lal Quile Ka Aakhri Mushaera, Shah Jahan – O- Mumtaz, Pakistan Aur Alzheimers, To Gandhi Ji With Spelling Mistakes, Tumko Chahoon, Raja Nahar Singh, Chacha Chhakkan In Action etc.