My Theatre Cafe has invited Ebong Amra to perform a grand musical play "Mahakabyer Pare" (After The Epic) with his group of 27 artistes from West Bengal, on 4th December, at La Makaan. The show is written and directed by Kallol Bhattacharya, and the dialogues will be in Bengali and in Santhali. It starts at 8:00pm, and is of 1 hour in duration.
The play is based on the story of Eklabya in the Mahabharata. The Khastriyas are the rulers of the world. They create war for their own interest, and many innocent Sudras are killed. Several others are tortured and deprived for ages. To end this, the Sudras announce war against the Khastriyas. Eklabya is sent to learn the art of war from Dronacharya, the guru of Khastriyas. Bhattacharya revisits history from a different perspective in this work, and the production is based on physical acting, movements, choreography and music.
This play has also been shortlisted and is being staged in the recognized and respected Bharat Rang Mahotsav 2011, in New Delhi.
Ebong Amra was established in 1994, and consists mainly of 35 artists from villages. Ebong Amra has produced 25 plays so far, including proscenium theatre, open air theatre and street theatre. It has performed regularly in various national level theatre festivals and in different places in West Bengal. The group is also building a theatre village named "Tepantar" at Satkahunia village, under district Burdwan in West Bengal, on a 4-acre land.
Entry is by donor passes of Rs. 50 & Rs. 100 per head. Please contact Sunil at 99080-37444 or Saurabh at 92900-13166 for further details.