On March 1, the Workhouse Arts Center will take you back in time with a rich love story featuring some of the biggest Bollywood stars in the movie musical Saawariya, part of the new Dinner & a Movie Nights series which launched last year. The film is based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s short story “White Nights.” Viewers will follow the adventures of two lost souls arriving in a small town, one on vacation, the other to meet a lover. In the magical dream-like days that follow, their journey takes an unexpected turn... According to Joseph Wallen, Director of Performing Arts at the Workhouse, this film is “one of the most beautiful movies you probably haven’t seen.”
While viewing the film, guests will enjoy a dinner catered by Lorton’s Aroma Indian Cuisine to complement the evening’s theme. The menu will be posted online Friday, February 22, but will include Tandoori fare and vegetarian options in an Indian palate.
The screening not only celebrates the diversity of our region, but is also an accessible film for audiences that haven’t taken the ‘plunge’ into the Bollywood world of cinema. In addition, the beautiful story, inspired music and gorgeous cinematography are reminiscent the musicals of Hollywood’s Golden Age- large sound stages, a cast of thousands, and the like.
What differentiates the Workhouse’s Dinner & a Movie Night series is the social atmosphere provided by the intimate W-3 Theatre. “The small round tables allows the crowd to enjoy their food and also linger afterwards to chat with friends, new or old,” says Wallen. “People should definitely give this unique night-out a try.”
Saawariya will be showing on Friday, March 1 at 8pm at the Workhouse Arts Center W-3 Theatre. Tickets are available now at http://bit.ly/Hl8zIT. Be sure to get them early, registration ends two days prior to event date on Wednesday, February 27!
For more information on Saawariya and Dinner & a Movie Night series, visit www.workhousearts.org.
THIS WEEK AT THE WORKHOUSE
- Collectors Showcase 2013, January 26- February 23 in the McGuireWoods Gallery.
- Josh DeWeese, February 6-March 10 in the McGuireWoods Gallery.
- 2013 Collectors Showcase Fundraising Event, in the McGuireWoods & Vulcan Gallery, February 23, 6-11pm.
- Sleeping Beauty—The Broken Spell, Children’s Theater in W-3 Theatre, February 23 at 1pm & 3pm.
- Cool Cow Comedy Presents: Jermaine Fowler, in W-3 Theatre, February 23 at 8pm & 10pm.
- Workhouse Associate Artists February 6-March 3, Vulcan Gallery.
- February exhibitions in all seven studio buildings, Vulcan Gallery.
- Workhouse Prison Museum in Building W-9.
Stop by and visit us!
The Workhouse is open Wednesday – Saturday from 11am – 7pm and Sundays from 12 – 5pm. The Workhouse Prison Museum is open Wednesday – Friday from 12 – 3pm and Saturday – Sunday from 12 – 4pm. Visit www.WorkhouseArts.org for more information, to purchase tickets or to register for classes.