padatik’s 5-Day theatre Fest
Two Indian plays to be staged today
Two Indian troupes will stage their productions at Shilpakala Academy as part of the ongoing five-day theatre festival of Padatik Natya Sangsad (TSC). The festival, Syed Badruddin Hossain Smrity Natya Utsab o Smarok Sommanona-2015, began on Tuesday. Kolkata-based theatre troupe Rangakormi will stage ‘Rozana’ at the National Theatre Hall of the academy while Anik Theatre will present ‘21-er Galpo’ at the Experimental Theatre Hall. Rozana, a theatrical adaptation of Franca Rame and Dario Fo’s play Waking Up, depicts the daily life of a female factory worker. The play, developed through a long monologue, shows how she does all her household chores and leaves her child in a crèche on her way to work. She has to tolerate various forms of physical and mental abuse on the bus and also at her workplace, and lives with the constant fear that she might lose one of her fingers while working with a sharp machine. 21-er Golpo, written by Amalesh Chakraborty and directed by Malay Biswas, details how the 21st century has come to be synonymous with greed, selfishness, intolerance and extremism.
Source: New Age