A Play by Partha Chatterjee
Based on the novel by Rabindranath Tagore
Translated from the Bengali by the playwright
Directed by Mahesh Dattani
Dramaturgy by Shayoni Mitra
Scenic Design by Neil Patel
Costume Design by Deepsikha Chatterjee
Lighting Design by Andrea Leonard
Music Direction by Deep Singh
Video Design by Anna Henson
Assistant Direction by Brittany Searles
Stage Management by Ellen Mischinski
Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 8 PM*
Friday, March 4, 2016 at 8 PM
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 3 PM and 8 PM**
* Post-show talkback with the director, Mahesh Dattani, the playwright, Professor Partha Chatterjee, and the dramaturg, Assistant Professor Shayoni Mitra, moderated by Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Alice Reagan, following the Thursday 3/3 performance
** Post-show reception to follow the final 8 PM performance on Saturday 3/5
The Theatre Department presents the English language premiere of of Chokher Bali (Sand in My Eye), based on Rabindranath Tagore’s classic novel, dramatized and translated by Professor Partha Chatterjee, directed by internationally renowned playwright and director Mahesh Dattani, and dramaturged by Assistant Professor Shayoni Mitra. A compelling account of marriage and widowhood against the backdrop of the rapidly modernizing bhadralok or gentlemanly class of late 19th century Calcutta, the play transcends its immediate historical context to become a timeless meditation on feminine desire and agency.
Minor Latham Playhouse
Milbank Hall, Room 118, Barnard Campus
Were $10, $5 with BC/CUID
Poster art by
Barnard College Department of Theatre
Columbia University Major in Drama & Theatre Arts
Ahuja Distinguished Visiting Fellow, South Asian Institute, Columbia University
Asian Cultural Council
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"An Indian playwright's perspective on theatre making in India."
A talk by playwright and director Mahesh Dattani. Moderated by Shayoni Mitra, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Barnard College.
Mon 2/15 at 4 PM
208 Knox Hall, Columbia Campus
"Invisible Issues Center Stage"
A conversation with playwright Mahesh Dattani. Moderated by Erin B. Mee, Assistant Professor of English, NYU.
Thu 2/18 at 3:30 PM
721 Broadway, Room 610
Both events are free and open to the public.