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Directed by: Anirban Bhattacharya.

Group: Drishyapat.

The Plot: Ancient Greek master Sophocles’s play will be played out in Bengali, with stage veteran Debshankar Halder in the title role of Oedipus, the mythical character who appears in Thebes, a city under the curse of Sphinx. Oedipus solves the twisted riddles posed by Sphinx and not only lifts the curse but also marries the queen, after the king’s death. Eventually he comes to learn that he was a Theban baby and the king and queen are his real parents. It’s the story of this tragic hero, left horrified by the cruel twist of fate.

Language: Bengali.

Behind the masks: Debshankar Halder, Sejuti Mukhopadhay, Jayanta Bandhopadhay and others.

When: Wednesday, November 28, 7.30pm.

Where: Vidya Mandir.

Lakshmir Pariksha

Directed by: Goutam Halder.

Group: Naye Natua.

Theplot: A classic by Rabindranath Tagore, this play questions the unwritten norms of our society, where the rich become richer, and the poor poorer. Dominated by female characters, the main question is posed by Kshiro, a housemaid. While the various characters portray the social backdrop of our lives, the play promises to be laced with laughter too. What’s more, actor-director Goutam Halder will step into the shoes of the female lead for the very first time.

Language: Bengali.

Behind the masks: Goutam Halder, Dyuti Halder, Shantanu Ghosh and others.

When: Thursday, November 29, 7.30pm.

Where: Vidya Mandir.


Directed by: Biswajit Chakraborty.

The Plot: The many women who walked in and out of Rabindranath Tagore’s life, real or imagined, find a place in this play through the script of anchor and narrator Madhumita Basu. Be it Tagore’s wife Mrinalini Devi,sisters-in-law Jnanadanandini Devi and Kadambari Devi or his fictional characters like Labanya, Charulata and Bimala, the play explores the many relations through a collage of music, dance, recitation and video clips.

Language: Bengali.

On stage: Biswajit Chakraborty, Madhumita Basu, Poulami Chatterjee and others.

When: Friday, November 30, 7.30pm.

Where: GD Birla Sabhagar.