It is the cultural capital of India. The land of the bhadralok and the
well-'reds'. It's said that the freedom movement took place not on the streets
but on the stages of the city's theaters. Kolkata's plays speak volumes about
the cultural renaissance it brought in the nation. And when a city with it's own
culture to speak of hosts a festival of those plays from Bengal, art could never
have been appreciated better.
The Hyderabad Bengali Samithi is organizing a Bengali Theater Festival as a part of its New Year celebrations. Sayak, one of Kolkata's well-known theater groups, is coming to town to stage two plays - Daibaddha (bound by responsibility) on April 20 and Karnabati (the story of a young girl) on April 21.
Sayak, a leading theater group of West Bengal, has been dedicated, since 1973, to performing and promoting the theater movement in pursuance of the best traditions of our cultural heritage, along with a progressive and modernistic outlook. Sayak has produced some significant plays, both originals as well as adapted from important works of masters like Tolstoy, Brecht and Schedrin. The original plays include Sadhu Sanga, Anubiksan, Sonar Mathawala Manush, Karnabati, Bashumi, Aw-Awa-Kwa-Kha, etc.
This theater group will stage two plays. The first play, Daibaddha, is a story
of a lorry driver and a young woman who wants to commit suicide. It takes one
through their accidental meeting and how their lives change as a result of that
tryst. And the second drama, Karnabati, is about a young girl who battles fate
and emerges winner.
Donor passes are available from the office of the Bangali Samithi, beside the Sri Ramakrishna Math.
Please contact Sumit Sen, Hyderabad Bengali Samithi, at 763-5920 / 658-0896 for further details.