Sammy ! by Partap Sharma
he play brings alive Gandhi's philosophy, pragmatism, and sense of humour. Partap Sharma's play unwinds Gandhi's concepts and his techniques for non-violent struggle. The play is captivating as we realise that Gandhi's struggle has no enemy, no arms, no hate nor revenge, but only the inner strength of millions of ordinary men, women and children.
The play won the best playwright and three other National awards at the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) in March 2006, performed to standing ovations and full houses in Brussels, Antwerp (in both cities it played to simultaneous translations in French and Flemish!), New York, Boston, Stanford, San Francisco, Houston, Los Angeles, London and has been promptly invited back to the US in July!
What does 'Sammy!' mean? The answer is in Act 1, scene 5.