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DFW Play presents Fest O' Theatre

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DFW Play will present Fest O' Theatre, the only Bengali theater festival in North Texas. The lineup of plays for the 4th annual event includes a dance drama from DFW Play, a farcical play from Ebong Theatrix (DC), a social comedy from BAAT (San Francisco) and a serious drama from Youth Theater.

Fest O' Theatre lineup

  • Chandalika: The Untouchable Girl, a masterpiece written by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Disgruntled by casteism and the system of marginalizing people based on their caste, Tagore’s ‘Chandalika’, was meant to be a deliberate jab at the social ill. DFW Play will present a modernized rendition of the dance drama that explores the angst inflicted by social discrimination and women’s lack of identity.
  • The One, Forgotten, a loyal friendship between two friends, destined to last a lifetime. But the bond is dealt with a fatal blow when the friends get caught up in the political chaos. Will the foundation of friendship prove strong enough to withstand a soul-crushing betrayal? Will redemption still be a possibility across the annals of time? Inspired by Khaled Hosseini’s "Kite Runner," this bilingual play will take you down the memory lane of '70s Calcutta.
  • Asol Kotha Holo (The Truth Is), a story about the inner self which is always talkative, whispering our deepest thoughts and desires that we desperately try to keep wrapped behind our external facade. We present ourselves as this cultured, nuanced, and dignified social self; but our alter ego keeps screaming and whining in our minds constantly. So what happens if you could suddenly see and hear the alter ego on stage?
  • Beporwa (The Reckless), a farcical play set at the house of writer Chandan and his wife Rupa. Chandan is desperately looking for a suitable theme for his next publication. Hitting writer’s block, Chandan invites local eccentric Pakrashi who holds a meeting with the dead through a medium. Pakrashi unwittingly brings back Chandan’s dead wife Olivia. What follows is utter chaos, with both wives trying to take possession of Chandan.

DFW Play will present Fest O' Theatre, the only Bengali theater festival in North Texas. The lineup of plays for the 4th annual event includes a dance drama from DFW Play, a farcical play from Ebong Theatrix (DC), a social comedy from BAAT (San Francisco) and a serious drama from Youth Theater.

Fest O' Theatre lineup

  • Chandalika: The Untouchable Girl, a masterpiece written by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Disgruntled by casteism and the system of marginalizing people based on their caste, Tagore’s ‘Chandalika’, was meant to be a deliberate jab at the social ill. DFW Play will present a modernized rendition of the dance drama that explores the angst inflicted by social discrimination and women’s lack of identity.
  • The One, Forgotten, a loyal friendship between two friends, destined to last a lifetime. But the bond is dealt with a fatal blow when the friends get caught up in the political chaos. Will the foundation of friendship prove strong enough to withstand a soul-crushing betrayal? Will redemption still be a possibility across the annals of time? Inspired by Khaled Hosseini’s "Kite Runner," this bilingual play will take you down the memory lane of '70s Calcutta.
  • Asol Kotha Holo (The Truth Is), a story about the inner self which is always talkative, whispering our deepest thoughts and desires that we desperately try to keep wrapped behind our external facade. We present ourselves as this cultured, nuanced, and dignified social self; but our alter ego keeps screaming and whining in our minds constantly. So what happens if you could suddenly see and hear the alter ego on stage?
  • Beporwa (The Reckless), a farcical play set at the house of writer Chandan and his wife Rupa. Chandan is desperately looking for a suitable theme for his next publication. Hitting writer’s block, Chandan invites local eccentric Pakrashi who holds a meeting with the dead through a medium. Pakrashi unwittingly brings back Chandan’s dead wife Olivia. What follows is utter chaos, with both wives trying to take possession of Chandan.

WHEN

WHERE

Moody Performance Hall
2520 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
https://dfwplay.org/

TICKET INFO

$15-$50

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