Date: Sun, 2012/01/29 – 7:30pm
Alliance Française de Bangalore
is pleased to present a 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
It is a privilege to have the play performed at Alliance Française in the year of Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary.
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 over forty 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.