Butterflies who live in the sun must die young...
The retelling of the controversial tale of Mata Hari- an exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy during the first World War. She was eventually executed by a firing squad in France under charges of espionage for Germany.
The script written by V. Balakrishnan, has been inspired by several biographies written on the cult figure, one of them being the bestseller, Femme Fatale: Love, Lies and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari by Pat Shipman.
A one-woman show performed by Shakthi Ramani under the direction of V. Balakrishnan.
Previews & Reviews
"Dance of the butterfly" - a preview in The Hindu MetroPlus.
"Celebrating an eternal butterfly" - In the e-paper, Live Mint
"From the Zenith of Beauty to Abyss of Torture" - in the New Indian Express
"A place in the sun" - Read Preeti Zachariah's review of the November 2014 performance in the MetroPlus, here.