January 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm IST₹150 - ₹250
- Kolahol Theatre Workshop in association with Durbar Mahila Sammanwaya committee presents
- Jhorafuler Rupkatha a tale of a red light area of Kolkata and inspiration of Rabindranath Tagore through an aspiring theatre director into their lives which ultimately liberates their soul from worldly captivity. Performing on stage are real-life sex-workers along with other actors and members of Kolahal theatre workshop.
- Jhorafuler Rupkatha is not only a story about transformation of brothel inmates, who find solace in the characters created by Rabindranath Tagore such as ‘Nandini’ from Raktakorobi, ‘Shreemoti’ from Notir Puja and ‘Ruitan and Hortuni’ from Tasher Desh but also interrelates those fictional characters to each other’s life and how they find Moksha through the journey of the characters…Here Tagore is the imbedded catalyst that makes these sex workers travel through their journey of self-realization to a point of saturation where their soul overcomes their body.
- The story narrates the perilous journey of the two central characters in the play, a mother and son duo named as Ador & Gogol, two in cognizable residents of Sonar Sahor, the infamous red light are of the city, and their continuous tryst with life in the midst of their day to day misery, confrontation & existential crisis, where Gogol’s relentless struggle & undying aspiration to be a theatre director, dreaming a liberation from the futile life of the red light area, trying to decimate his own social identity as a pimp & trying to change the life of his fellow brothel dwelling women by turning in them as theatre actors from the borne identity of sex workers. This time too, will Tagore be the catalyst in their journey ? Will Gogol overcome the relentless opposition and bring the light of liberation into their lives ?
- Conceptualized by NIGEL AKKARA