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
Synopsis: In the dark prison of Jerusalem, death by crucifixion awaits a young Rabbi and a notorious murderer. Before Pontius Pilatus lies a choice: to follow his conscience and set the Rabbi free or to succumb to the priests that demand his blood. Rabbi Jesus is declared guilty and Barabbas the murderer goes free. Or does he? Set in the turmoil that follows, “Resurrection” written by Soumitra Basu, tells the story of changing hearts, of struggle, of faith, of cruelty, and of hope.
Synopsis: Shishudibas (Children’s Day) tells the story of a journey from the rural outskirts to the bustling metro chasing the hope of a miraculous cure and a chance of life for a child and his family. Being referred to the hospital in the big city, Sarama and Gokul risk it all in their desperate bid to save the life of their newborn child. Staged on the background of November 14th, a day hailed as Children’s Day, the play places a seething attack on the hypocrisy within our society.
Playwright: Mainak Sengupta (based on a short story written by Dibyendu Palit)
Direction: Kallol Nandi
Casts: Arko Pandit, Rina Chakravorty, Kallol Nandi, and Subhadeep Ghosh.
Sound and Technical Support: Kaushik Bardhan
Premiered: Panodrama 2021 organized by Brishchik and Bhindeshi, Seattle, WA, USA on Saturday, November 13th, 2021