Three stories in Urdu by the famed and much loved, not to say controversial writer Ismat Chughtai (1915-1999) are being staged by Motley. We prefer to call this production, a story telling session rather than an enactment.This is Motleys first production in any Indian language, and thus it is a landmark production for us. The stories are set in middle class Muslim homes in small town U.P a milieu which both Ismat Chughtai and the Director of this production (N.Shah) are closely connected with and to which both belong. A simplicity of approach is the defining factor in this production a minimal set and a simple manner of telling a story. The purpose is to not get in the way of the writing and to let the words of the writer emerge in all their truth and beauty. Thus we hope to communicate the stories to the audience and hopefully give them the experience of having seen heard and read the stories simultaneously.