Synopsis: Basabi, a former political activist who had been imprisoned decades ago by the government then, is now married to a Human Rights Commissioner responsible for investigating corruptions and misconducts in public offices. Unexpectedly, Basabi finds one of his husband’s friends striking resembles with the doctor who had tortured and molested her during her time in prison. This discovery triggers Basabi’s determination to uncover the true identity of this man. As the story unfolds, each character undergoes personal growths and faces the consequences of their actions. However, the central question remains: Will justice prevail?
Synopsis: Based on short story “The Suitor and Papa” authored by Russian writer Anton Chekhov, the play “A Modern Story” (একটি আধুনিক উপাখ্যান) describes the futility of marriage, relationship, and family in a modern society, delineates a contemporary society in which marriage is given secondary importance rather than job and enjoyment.
Playwright: Mainak Sengupta
Direction, Music, and Set Design : Kallol Nandi
Casts: Subhadeep Ghosh, Kaushik Bardhan, Pranjal Karmakar, and Shubhagato Bhattacharjee
Premiered: Colure 2022, A Theater Festival organized by Chicago NatyoGhosthi on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E Thacker ST, Des Plaines, IL 60016, USA