A Mini Theater Festival


On June 28th and 29th, ECTA Inc. will be presenting a mini theater festival of three plays. On 29th June, an encore presentation of the highly acclaimed play “Satyameva” will be held at 3.30pm. This play has received great reviews both in Kolkata and USA and has been recently made into a Telefilm (titled Satyasotyo for Tara channel) by the reputed actor and director of Kolkata, Chandan Sen. Watch the promo video by clicking the image above.

On 29th, the festival features two shows of two plays each. The first play, Ashomoy, is a novel audio-visual presentation by Theater Practitioners of Cleveland OH, directed by the veteran All India Radio and Doordarshan artist Saubhik Sen. “Ashomoy” will be followed by “Taconic Parkway“, a one act play by ECTA Inc. “Taconic Parkway” is a dark play of an immigrant Bengali couple and a visiting actor from India. The play premieres at the California Natyamela on June 7th, 2008.

Synopsis of the plays and other details are given below. Seating is limited, hence please book your seats as early as possible.

Synopsis: Ashomoy
A play by Sudipta Bhawmik
A phone rings in the middle of the night in a middle class Bengali home in suburban America and throws the life of a married couple in complete jeopardy.

Produced by Theater Practitioners of Cleveland OH. Directed by Saubhik Sengupta
Duration: 30 mins

Synopsis: Taconic Parkway
A play by Sudipta Bhawmik
Manasij, a veteran Bengali screen actor is visiting USA with a theater group to stage some shows in multiple cities. During his first stop in New York, he is hosted by Dipak and Sharika at their multi-million dollar mansion in upstate New York. The enthusiastic host, Dipak, expresses his desire to make a film with Manasij as the hero and their daughter Pom as the heroine. But Sharika objects to this proposal vehemently. She would never let Pom take part in this dream project of Dipak. Manasij tries to mediate, but soon realizes that he is being pulled into a dark vortex of suspicion and animosity that was carefully camouflaged by the opulence and the veneer of apparent happiness of an affluent NRI family.
Produced by ECTA Inc.
Duration: 1 hour.

For details about Satyameva click this link.

Venue: Edison Valley Playhouse, 2196 Oak Tree Road, Edison, NJ

Saturday June 28, 2008, 3.30pm Satyameva
Sunday June 29, 2008, 3.00pm Ashomoy + Taconic Parkway
5.30pm Ashomoy + Taconic Parkway

Admission: $20.00 for each day; $35.00 for two days. ECTA Member discount 20%
Contact: indymukh@gmail.com, kaudata@yahoo.com

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