Kanchana Mitra, Biswajit Chakraborty, Debdut Ghosh and others rehearse for Akkel Gurum, a play directed by Soumitra Mitra. The 120-minute play based on Abe Burrows’ Cactus Flower is about the relationships of a Casanova doctor (played by Ghosh) who gets trapped between two women. “Though the play is a comedy, it ultimately reveals the truth. It is the same story but differently designed. I have staged plays by Rabindranath Tagore, Manik Bandyopadhyay, Bratya Basu and others but this will surely be different from the rest. I am trying to reach out to a larger audience with this play,” said the director. Akkel Gurum opens at Madhusudan Mancha at 6.30pm on Sunday.
Picture by B. Halder