Presenting Tagore in a new age format

first_imgTheatreworms Productions is all set to bring its latest play ‘Poem of an ending’, a stage adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Shesher Kobita’ in English for the first time, on July 20, at 7 pm at Shri Ram Centre, New Delhi.The play, which is directed by Kaushik Bose, is going to be presented in a unique format where each lead character will be represented by an actor and a dancer/movement expert. The unique combination will represent love as genderless and universal. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe format will bring in the contemporary element to the play, and make the production engaging for a younger audience as well. The core idea behind the production is to present Tagore in a new age format. With this presentation, the production house attempts to bring the world-renowned poet closer to the millennials, and introduce them to the global genius in a new format. It is not just the first stage adaptation of the classic, but also an attempt to take Tagore to a wider audience that the Nobel laureate deserves. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe play recounts the iconic love story of Amit Ray, a barrister educated at Oxford, whose virulent intellectualism reveals itself in its opposition to all forms of tradition. He meets Labonyo in a car accident and the romance builds up in the misty hills of Shillong. Amit’s iconoclasm meets Labonyo’s sincere simplicity through a series of dialogues and poems. But will these two worlds finally meet? The novel explores the realities of love as romance and marriage through a meeting of two mature minds. The story is also supported by Ketaki, Shovon, and Yogomaya – who have critical roles in this story of love and conflict.last_img read more