A play about hair
Deepika Arwind wants you to know that your mane is not all follicles and keratin, but also a web of social anxieties
A Sikh strongman prepares, with great pomp, for his usual circus feat of pulling a truck with his long, braided plait in front of an excited audience. He exaggerates each step of the process with grandiose gestures and expressions. When he finally gets down to it, he finds—much to the audience’s surprise and his dismay—that he is unable to do it.