Circle Theatre 'In association with Prism Theatre'
present Mohan Rakesh's Aashad Ka Ek DinConcept, Scenography, Installation and Direction : BAPI BOSE
Celebrating 15 years with a magnum opus, a universal classic and a heritage production. A contemporary elucidation while re-discovering and re-addressing the relation of love in the first modern Hindi play
in Indian theatre & Indian Dramatic literature, a milestone, a masterpiece of darkness and yet so beautiful. Prologue:
'The Love Carnival' First Act:
The love of poet Kalidas and Mallika is not approved by Mallika's mother, Ambika. At this time, Kalidas has composed his first long poem Ritusambar. He wins recognition in the court of Ujjaini and the king has sent his horsemen to bring him. Another villager by the name of Vilom (also interested in Mallika) says that if Kalidas leaves for Ujjaini, he must take Mallika along. Kalidas, however, does not wish to go from the mountain-valley where they all stay. Finally, Mallika persuades him to leave.Second Act:
A few years have passed. Kalidas, a great poet
now, is passing through his native valley with his queen Priyagumanjari on his way to Kashmir as a ruler. The queen meets Mallika. Kalidas, however, does not visit them. Mallika's mother is not surprised. Vilom is still in pursuance.Third Act:
Mallika's mother (Ambika) has died. Mallika has given in to Vilom and she has a child by him. Just then Kalidas returns. He finds that the life of Mallika, the drunkard Vilom, and the child is complete without him. After an explanation of his own life and an encounter with Vilom, he leaves the place, while Mallika goes in to attend the crying child.Resolution:
What is next while re-discovering and re-addressing the contemporaneity?