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EnActe Arts Brings Indian Playwright Anuvab Pal’s ‘Chaos’ to Silicon Valley
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EnActe Arts Brings Indian Playwright Anuvab Pal’s ‘Chaos’ to Silicon Valley

By Sharon Simonson In the end, Sunita Sen sought simplicity in her existence that being an immigrant denied her. It was too much to digest—the cloying richness of American life on top of nearly 250 years of colonial rule. The lead character in the 2000 play “Chaos Theory” by American-educated Indian playwright Anuvab Pal, Sen has just been offered a full scholarship to attend Harvard University when the play's action begins in 1965. It is less than 20 years after India’s independence from Britain. Sen anticipates the intellectual permissiveness of American academia with glee. “I think I’m looking for something,” she tells her love interest Mukesh “Muk” (then later “Michael”) Singh, in New Delhi in the days before she leaves. “American universities are great—all this freedom, e...