Some of the finest Bengali plays are lined up in Kolkata this month! From drama to satire and musicals to mimes, plays exploring different emotions are up for staging in the city of joy this May. We have curated a list of must watch plays in Kolkata for you that will leave you mesmerized and you will cherish these moments for life. Here you go!
A Bengali drama, Tathagata traces the journey of a prince and monk named Siddhartha who left the leisure and luxury of monarchy on a moonlit night some 3000 years ago for the search of truth and humanity. He became Buddha, the enlightened one. Rangapat, the theatre folks of Kolkata have produced this play which is directed by Dr. Tapanjyoti and is staging at the Academy of Fine Arts on Thrusday, 11th May!
2. Magon Rajar Pala
This play is a satire directed by Sujan Mukherjee and written by Rudrapasad Chakraborty. It tells us the story of two thieves, Raja and Magan and the ups and downs of both of these characters. It is one of those stories where the positive people are turned negative, doing negative jobs, but with a positive soul. The play is playing at Girish Mancha on Friday, 12th May!
3. Itsy Bitsy
Directed by Debashish Ghoshdastidar, this play will end on a philosophical note and leave you wondering whether this is the end or the time to make a new beginning now. The play takes a hard hitting stance against the excess of capitalism and offers an alternative for a redeemed social order. Catch this theatre event happening in your city on Saturday, May 13th at Madhusudan Mancha.
4. Nothing to Say (Non-Verbal)
Mime movements are used as visual dialogues in this play called Nothing to Say. A Theatre Shine production, the play is the story of Relations, Friendship, Love and Separation. Using these human emotions, it focuses on some socio-political issues as well. Catch this theatre masterpiece at the University of Calcutta Institute Hall on Saturday, 13th May.
5. Chitrangada and Tasher Desh
Uttarayana, a group consisting bunch of young talents on various fields of arts, will be performing on Rabindranath Tagore's two famous works, Chitrangada and Tasher Dash. While Chitrangada is a Dance Drama based on a story from Mahabharata, where Arjun left his brothers for 12 years of forest living, Tasher Desh is one written by Tagore where he protests the existing political system. The plays will be staged at Sarat Sadan on Sunday, May 14th .
Written By: Mansi Gupta | Post Date: 09 May 2017