HIGHLIGHTS

PLAY: The Flame

The Flame

  • Synopsis of play –  Mrinmoy, the elder son of Sanyal family had met with an accident soon after his marriage and has since been confined to a wheelchair.  He is suffering from paralysis, severe burns and neurological problems and is supported by a whole time nurse, Ranjana, who takes care of Mrinmoy’s daily chores besides all the nursing help that he needs.   Mrinmoy does not allow his beautiful wife, Urmi, to take care of him physically, even though their relationship is deep, and Urmi’s love is his biggest inspiration to live.  Since his accident Mrinmoy has attempted to shield Urmi from the day-to-day realities of his bedridden condition. Dr Tarafdar is Mrinmoy’s physician and he regularly visits Mrinmoy.  Mrinmoy’s mother is a widow, highly educated and unorthodox. She is a sophisticated lady with a strong personality. She has an old-time friend, Major Lahiri who is a retired senior police officer and is currently a neighbour of the Sanyal family.  The play starts with an interactive evening amongst all the characters, and thereafter goes deeper into human conscience and on the next morning, turns into a mystery and finally takes a deep philosophical bend into emotional conflicts taking the audience through an unthinkable and engrossing journey on human relations.
  • Cast & Credits for each play, including original writer and translator/adaptor of play
    • Original Play – Somerset Maugham
    • Adapted by – Debleena Roy
    • Director – Susanto Banerjee
    • Light Design – Badal Das
    • Cast – Bejoy Balagopal, Bidisha Ganguly, Kaushik Chatterjee, Mohua Sengupta, Radhika Jain and Susanto Banerjee
  • Relevant age group – 8+
  • A brief note on your group – This is a banner led by Susanto Banerjee, who is a Finance professional, heading Global Operations Finance in Mylan, a large Pharma MNC.  He has actively pursued Group Theatre, in Kolkata, before moving to Bangalore in 2005.  He has some prestigious awards also to his credit.  His theatre journey, in Bangalore, started in 2009, with a few one act plays. His first large scale production was Khub Kachher, in Bengali , which was staged at Jagriti auditorium, Bangalore, in 2015, and was well appreciated by the theatre audience of Bangalore.  ‘The Flame’ is his second production, again staged at Jagriti, in Oct 2017 and at Rangashankara on February 2018.  “The Flame” has received overwhelming response from the audience and theatre enthusiasts.  The actors are all from different professions, and theatre is their passion.