CURRENT PRODUCTIONS

THE OLD MAN
(Based on Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea")
Design & Direction: SAHIDUL HAQUE
About the Play:

The play opens acquainting the audience with the protagonist Vodai, who has gone 84 days without catching a fish. Vodai is considered the worst form of misfortune. Even his young apprentice Rongmon is advised to stay away. But, Rongmon visits Vodai every evening with food tales of his past.

 

Next day when Vodai ventures into the river, he puts up a brave fight with a big fish that takes his bait. When Vodai brings the fish home, it is devoured by crabs and shrimps on the way. He falls into a deep sleep upon reaching home. When he wakes up the following morning, he promises Rongmon to fish together once again.

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BUBBLES IN THE RIVER
Design & Direction: SAHIDUL HAQUE
Language: Non-Verbal
About the Play:

“Bubbles in the River” is a humble attempt to redefining identity in the changing global environment. Globalization poses as a dangerous threat to the identity of the ethnic tribes, and small language groups all over the world. Time is ripe to redefine identity with new vigour and vitality emphasizing upon the cultural and historical heritage of those races and tribes. Human beings should realize the fact that they are all human beings despite living in different parts of the world with different identity imposed upon them by race, ethnicity, religion and language. The play tries to display the phenomenal changes in the context of Assam, where the river Brahmaputra remains as a witness to all the events since time immemorial.

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NAWOR
Design & Direction: SAHIDUL HAQUE
Partner group: TIWA BHASHA SARSA & SANSKRITIK KENDRA
About the Play:

‘Nawor’, first theatre production in Tiwa Language, a social tragic drama, deals with immortal love between ‘Nawor’, a Tiwa Prince and ‘Zalas’, an exceptional beautiful daughter of a poor man. The young and romantic prince deeply falls in love with Zalas. The news of their clandestine love affair soon reaches the king and the queen. They are shocked at this. The royal couple believe that their beloved son’s affair with an ordinary poor girl will certainly spoil their royal status. They try to dissuade their only son from going further in his relationship with the poor girl. But “true love knows no impediments.” The two loving souls secretly anger and agony orders his man to bring the father of Zalas before him. The poor man is ordered to arrange his daughter’s marriage with some other person. Otherwise he along with his daughter would be sentenced to death.

Separation is unbearable for them. The prince completely devotes himself to his favourite ‘Pangchi’ (the flute). He stops eating. So, the king thinks out a plan to rescue his beloved son. According to his plan he has to build a great boat and a rudder out of a tree all by himself within a single night. The king thinks that it is a quite impossible task for the prince and he would be ashamed of his failure which would certainly lead him to turn away from his beloved. The queen likes the plan.

         

The prince starts working with great self-confidence and hope. The great task is about to be completed. Suddenly to his great disappointment he hears cocks crow which signifies day break. His heart is rent. How is it possible? The poor innocent prince can’t understand that it is his own mother’s conspiracy who never wants her son to be united with a poor girl. The prince thinks he has failed. He is not fit for his beloved Zalas. The torn and agonised soul is now lost in the hills. He is found nowhere.

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