House of Joy
by ​​​​​​​Madhuri Shekar
directed by ​Shelley Butler
Pacific Playwrights Festival
SEGERSTROM STAGE
April 22, 2018 - April 22, 2018

In an Imperial Harem, in a place like India, in a time like 1666: Hamida, a bodyguard, wakes to the oppression in her midst and decides to do something about it. Seduction, skullduggery and swordplay in a mythic, swashbuckling action-romance for the ages!

A $​​75 package to see all f​ive readings is available online, or by calling the Box Office at (714) 708-5555. This package is available to SCR Super Subscribers for $65—only by phone.

Theatre professionals: please purchase your tickets here or contact the box office at (714) 708-5555.

​Madhuri Shekar​ is a playwright from California and India, now based in New York. Her award-winning plays include In Love and Warcraft (Alliance Theatre and others), A Nice Indian Boy (East West Players), Queen (Victory Gardens) and House of Joy. In addition her work has been developed at Center Theatre Group, South Coast Repertory, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Hedgebrook Playwrights Festival, ​The Kennedy Center, Atlantic Theatre and The Old Globe. She is currently a playwriting fellow at Juilliard, and a member of the Ma Yi Writers Lab and the Ars Nova Play Group. madhurishekar.com @madplays

Pacific Playwrights Festival PodcastPacific Playwrights Festival 2018: New Play Starter Kit
This PPF New Play Starter Kit is your guide to getting the most out of your PPF weekend.
Pacific Playwrights Festival PodcastThe SCR Podcast: New-Play Bingewatching
In this edition, Pacific Playwrights Festival (PPF) co-directors John Glore and Kimberly Colburn talk about this nationally renowned new-play showcase, how a play makes it to PPF and what to watch for in PPF 2018.
PPF WritersThe Playwrights of PPF: Madhuri Shekar and Kevin Artigue
Take a peek at the places where PPF playwrights Madhuri Shekar and Kevin Antigue write and learn what inspires them.