HIGHLIGHTS

The Prophet and the Poet

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City: Bangalore
Location: Auditorium
Date: Sun, 2012/06/17 – 6:30pm

Alliance Française de Bangalore

is pleased to repeat by popular demend

the very special theatrical event

staged specially for all our members, students and guests

by our cultural partner

Bangalore Little Theatre

 

 

A play based on the exchange of letters and articles between

Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore over 25 years,

with the Indian freedom struggle as the backdrop.

 

Alliance Française auditorium

 

Admission: Free. First-come-served

 

The play premiered by invitation at Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram. Subsequently BLT was invited by both Visva Bharati University at Santiniketan and Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata to perform at their institutions.The Kolkata performance was at the courtyard stage of Tagore’s home in JoraSanko, now a heritage site looked after by Rabindra Bharati.

 

There have been nearly fifty performances of the play since its opening. The play has generated much interest outside India as well. It has had two American productions in 2011, one in Houston and the other at the Unversity of Iowa. Two more are planned in 2012.  Productions in UK and Ireland are also planned in 2012. A highly successful tour of Trinidad & Tobago was arranged by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations  in October 2011. It was followed by a second tour of Bangladesh in November, organized by the Ministry of Culture as part of the India-Bangladesh Joint Celebrations of Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary.   

 

An enriching experience … Times of India, Kolkata

Enthralled … President Pratibha Patil at Raj Bhavan

A moving evening, elevating  The Hindu, Bangalore

Exalting and inspiring experience … New Indian Express, Bangalore

Enlightening …  melody from fascinating verbal images … Times of India, Ahmedabad

Powerful and enlightening … The Star, Dhaka

The audience thoroughly enjoyed every bit of this 90-minute-play … rising to their feet as the play came to an end …  Deccan Herald, Bangalore.

Simply superb … a rare non-fiction drama. Shunya Theatre, Houston

Gandhi, Tagore leave Trinidad & Tobago spellbound … Guardian, Trinidad