KARACHI - Intizar Hussain s world famous play 'Khawaboan kay Musafir' produced by Napa, and directed by Zia Mohyuddin, was staged the other day at the Art Council depicting the sensitivities of life and how should it be dealt with. Dream is a fantasy and a hope as well that things will go better with the passage of time. Dreams are like butterflies; as much you chase them, as high they will fly. But its fortune and circumstances that invert the life's tale most of the time, The story of the play revolves around a young girl Kishwar's household, based in Lahore. Her mother Booji is concerned about her marital prospects but always engulfing in a conflict with the girl's father Mian Jan over it. The two prospective suitors are Iffo and Shahid, Kishwar's cousins, one from her maternal side and the other from her paternal side. Iffo has entrepreneurial shades, which never makes through in the industrial market of Lahore. His ideal world of books revolves around as much as in today's impractical world as it does with his love for Kishwar. Shahid is seen as a young man in a realistic world, who has become a CSP officer and scorns of religious mediocrity and ethics, for a world of scientific thought and affection for literary geniuses. Kishwar's monologues to her parrot, shows her caged life within the surroundings of the four walls. The utterances were a perfect match of compounding religious insights as into the daily life. But the ending is a realistic one; it's good to have dreams but lucky are the ones who prove them in the sun to make history. It's a dilemma that some people achieve greatness as their dreams and goals are furnished in their lifetime, whereas others fail to touch them throughout their life. Shahid, with brighter prospects for the future, goes out to live in Karachi and earns a splendid package. He sends valuable gifts back home and Booji's relentless effort to realise that this catch is the best for her daughter now, but hopes tarnish in final take. Iffo too realises that the locality is no more a suitable match and hopes for a journey to Karachi. Lastly, it's the life of Kishwar that shows the same side of picture again; that is unchanged. With a heavy heart and sigh, she talks her parrot in her monologues at which the play comes to an end. Brilliant acting by the cast members and a wonderful set designed by Tanveer Abbas gave an appealing insight into dreams of a lifetime that travellers like us chase in for years and years to come, some getting are often at the receiving end, for others its hard to fit in the real world. The conflict in the play at its climax was based upon the East-West cultural values, conflict that occurs between religion and science, conservatism and modernism, the great leap towards urbanisation and industrialisation. The best part of the play was the dialogues said in pure Urdu syllable, to demand a striking attention of the younger generation and to provide them a thought provoking chance to realise the glossary that is prevailing over the era.