A COMMUNITY theatre group is raising public awareness and money for a charity in India looking after unwanted girls by staging a Punjabi play in Castle Hill.
Naatshaala Theatre of Peace's play, Payedaan, tells the story of a young, poverty-stricken, helpless girl at the mercy of the world.
Cast members live in Quakers Hill, Stanhope Gardens, Kellyville, Kellyville Ridge, Parramatta and the Hills district.
Payedaan (doormat in English) is an award-winning play by Indian playwright Jatinder Brar.
Playing at The Hills Centre on March 23, the play directed by Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia explores questions not normally asked.
Group spokesman and lead actor Jay Singh said the questions included why young girls were allowed to be robbed of life opportunity due to lack of education, income and compassion.
"Society has cast these innocent young souls by the door to be used and abused as the proverbial doormat," he said.
"We want the play to help change the attitude of people especially men here and in India that such behaviour shouldn't be tolerated."
■ The Hills Centre is at 1A Carrington Road, Castle Hill.
Purchase tickets from Kulwant Khurana on 0422 886 000 or Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia 0403 125 209.