Press Release: Premiered “A Modern Story” at Colure 2022 in Chicago

Des Plaines, IL – November 13, 2022

In a spellbinding showcase of talent and creativity, Aabaha unveiled their production of “A Modern Story,” an adaptation of the classic short story “The Suitor and Papa” by renowned Russian writer Anton Chekhov. The play made its debut at Colure 2022, a multilingual theater festival hosted by Chicago Natyogoshthi, on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at the Prairie Lakes Community Center in Des Plaines, IL, USA.

Synopsis: A Contemporary Exploration of Relationships

Based on Chekhov’s thought-provoking narrative, “A Modern Story” (একটি আধুনিক উপাখ্যান) delves into the complexities of marriage, relationships, and family dynamics in a modern society. The play artfully captures the shifting values of contemporary life, where the significance of marriage takes a backseat to career pursuits and personal enjoyment.

Play Credits: A Modern Story

A Visionary Premier: Colure 2022

“A Modern Story” premiered at Colure 2022, an esteemed theater festival curated by Chicago Natyogoshthi. The festival, renowned for its celebration of multilingual theatrical expressions, provided an ideal platform for Aabaha’s adaptation to come to life. The Prairie Lakes Community Center in Des Plaines, IL, served as the canvas for this captivating performance, drawing theater enthusiasts and culture aficionados.

Artistry in Motion

Under the skillful direction, musical composition, and set design by Kallol Nandi, “A Modern Story” unfolded as a tapestry of emotions and contemporary insights. The talented cast, featuring Subhadeep Ghosh, Kaushik Bardhan, Pranjal Karmakar, and Shubhagato Bhattacharjee, brought Chekhov’s characters to life with depth and authenticity.

A Message for Our Times

“A Modern Story” serves as a mirror to the evolving societal landscape, offering a poignant commentary on the intricate interplay between tradition and modernity. Through captivating storytelling and compelling performances, the play invites audiences to ponder the shifting values and priorities that shape relationships and define personal fulfillment.

Aabaha: Celebrating Art and Cultural Fusion

The presentation of “A Modern Story” at Colure 2022 exemplifies Aabaha’s commitment to celebrating art, cultural exchange, and the transformative power of theater. By adapting Chekhov’s timeless work and infusing it with contemporary relevance, Aabaha continues to be at the forefront of bridging cultures and igniting meaningful conversations through the performing arts.

For inquiries and additional information, please contact:

Kallol Nandi

Founder, Aabaha


Phone: 770.335.6338

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Press Release by Aabaha Communications Team