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Hopkinton teens launch new theater company with play about 1984 anti-Sikh riots

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Even though it happened a decade before she was born, Mehr Kaur of Hopkinton has known the story of the 1984 siege on Sikhs in the Indian city of Delhi following the assassination of Indira Gandhi since she was a child.

As a Sikh herself, not only is it a piece of her own family’s history, but her father, Sarbpreet Singh, wrote an acclaimed poem about the event called “Kultar’s Mime.”

So when Kaur’s nascent theater company, Two Paths Productions, was contemplating its first project, the idea came to her to adapt her father’s poem for the stage.

Kaur and her three cofounders, all friends from Hopkinton High School, will see their work performed June 28 at their alma mater.

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