The Alchemist – An English Play Based on the Book
‘The Alchemist’ is a play directed by Mahesh Dattani which is based on the novel ‘O Alquimista ‘ by Paulo Coelho.
100 million copies sold Worldwide; ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho is a modern day classic. Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy, has a dream about finding a treasure in the pyramids of Egypt. A gypsy woman and an old man claiming to be a mysterious king advise him to pursue it. “To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only obligation,” the old man tells him. “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
This story, timeless and entertaining, exotic yet simple, breaks down the journey we all take to find the most meaningful treasures in our lives into steps that are at once natural and magical. It is about the faith, power, and courage we all have within us to pursue the intricate path of a Personal Legend, a path charted by the mysterious magnet of destiny but obscured by distractions. Santiago shows how along the way we learn to trust our hearts, read the seemingly inconspicuous
Date : 22nd November 2009, Sunday.
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