Mrityunjoy & Byatikram

Dec 22, 2018
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Academy of Fine Arts, Maidan
Kolkata,India View map →

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The play Mrityunjoy will be followed by Byatikram.


Language: Bengali
Nandikar, Kolkata
Drama: Saptarshi Maulik
Direction: Sohini Sengupta


Mrityunjoy is the story of a fallen angel. He has deep, nuanced feelings and emotions. But he lacks the means to express them. He has cerebral palsy. Words and poems fill his mind and his heart. His wishes and dreams take the form of words and transcend into beautiful, little butterflies, flapping their wings into glory. The Narrator, being a true friend of Mrityunjoy, can see those dreams through the eyes of Mrityunjoy. And the Narrator so wants to share with us all that he can see! The dreams. The love. The screams. The silence. The cruel realities of a society that has eyes but cannot really see.
All of it cultivated and nurtured deep inside a man who is considered insane!


Language: Bengali
Nandikar, Kolkata
Drama: Bertolt Brecht/Rudraprasad Sengupta
Direction: Rudraprasad Sengupta


‘Byatikram’ is an adaptation of The Exception and the Rule by German Playwright Bertolt Brecht.
It is a story of a rich merchant (Saudagar), who must cross the fictional Yahi Desert to close an oil deal. During the trip the class differences between him and his porter (Coolie) are shown. The Saudagar's brutality increases with his developing fear of insecurity without police to protect him. Eventually the Saudagar fires his Guide and he himself gets lost with a low supply of drinking water. The Coolie tried to offer water to his Master but the suspicious Saudagar shoots the Coolie, thinking he was being attacked. Later the Guide produced evidence of the murder in court but the Judge concludes that the Saudagar had every right to fear a potential threat and shooting the Coolie in self-defense regardless of the actuality, is completely justified!
Brecht intends to investigation of class differences between rich and poor that can be seen as arguing in favor of Brecht's Marxist politics of protesting against established rule of alleged exploitation of have not’s and bias us in a set of future rules.


Organiser : Nandikar Theatre

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