Titled A Quiet Desire, the English play explores this strong bond between the two which is not talked about openly in the country or the Bengali culture. “The fact that Kadambari committed suicide four months after Tagore’s marriage indicates the depth of their bond. Since it is a much suppressed story, the play is my interpretation of their bond,” adds the director about his first original play.
Presented by Ruchika Theatre Group, the play explores the more human, lesser known aspects of the creative genius who we all know as Tagore. “We are all so used to seeing Tagore as this serious writer poet with a flowing beard, that at first it was difficult to imagine him as a young and suave 20-year-old,” says Armaan Alkazi, 20, who plays Tagore. “Most people know Tagore as a poet and artist but what do we know of him as a person?” asks Smita Mazumdar Rajaram, who plays the character of Kadambari.
“This could very well be the story of a lady living in Greater Kailash who might be married in an affluent family but can’t break free of social stereotypes,” says Alkazi.
Catch it liveWhat: A Quiet Desire — A play on Tagore and KadambariWhen: February 3Where: Epicentre, Sector 44, Gurgaon
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