Please join us in our 13th-year Celebration of the South Asian Theater Festival,which features an exciting line-up of quality theater in English, Hindi, Marathi and Bengali from the South Asian Communities in the US.
Senior Citizens & Students: Daily: $30, Season: $50
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A Bengali play based on a short story “Draupadi” written by Mahasweta Devi and directed by Gargi Mukherjee and Golam Sarwar Harun, performed by Epic Actors’ Workshop, NJ. “Nirastra” is a play about oppressing those who are voiceless, unarmed, and defenseless through physical and emotional exploitation.
A Bengali play “Achin Doshor” (“The Elusive Bliss”) written by Tirthankar Chanda and directed by Debshankar Haldar (Kolkata, India) and performed by Spotlight, Ohio, revolves around two couples, who spent their lives together in each other’s physical proximity but may be eons apart in their minds, lost in their own worlds…
Witness our experimental work – “Theater in Breaks”, an open space where improvisational theater will evolve among the audience. Experience the strong connection between the audience and actors.
Join us in the adjacent space to the main auditorium during the breaks between main auditorium plays.
Concept and Direction by Subhasis Das. Performed by Epic Actors’ Workshop.
A children’s play in English based on “Raj Kahini” (King’s Tale) by Abanindranath Tagore, directed by Parthapratim Deb (Kolkata, India) and performed by Mrittika, NJ. It depicts how through determination and perseverance, an ill fated boy overcame personal tragedies to become a triumphant conqueror of his land.
Frederico Garcia Lorca’s Spanish rural drama Blood Wedding (Hindi adaptation, “Rakt Phera”), directed by Mahesh Dattani (Mumbai, India) and performed by ICS Theater, New Jersey explores the classic conflict between social convention and personal freedom. This conflict is a given in Indian society even today.
A children’s play in Hindi “Bachhhon Ki Adalat” that depicts the Indian-American culture clash between children and their parents written and Directed by Nisha Narayan and performed Natyabharati, DC.
“Shantata Court Chalu Aahe” a short Marathi play written by Vijay Tendulkar, directed by Arvind Deshpande and Sulabha Deshpande, a solo performance by Anjali Agashe. This is a political and social satire on middle-class society’s hypocrisy.
Four Walls, A play in English based on a Marathi play “Manoos Ghar” written by Rajiv Naik and directed by Manoj Sahane, performed by Theatrix, NJ. This is a short story about a couple in this day and age. They have been separated and trying the time away from each other, but eventually decide to reunite.