November 23 @ 11:00 am IST₹100 - ₹250
ছুটি (Gurunanak Birthday)
- Mareech Sangbad revolves around the life of Marich, who was relative of demon king Ravana. Mareech abandoned all the worldly pleasure in pursuit of spiritual happiness, but submits to the patriotic and religious exhortations of Ravana thus participating in what he considers to be an unjust war, leading to tragic results. This play recreates the the same story set in the modern world.
- The good old tradition has it; a section of the people is won over by the ruling class and kept contented, as long of course it does not outlive its utility for the latter’s purpose. The urge for freedom or the aspiration for a wholesome life of the people has no relevance to the scheme of the ruling class. Mareech got a fresh lease of life through the grace of Ravana, the King of Lanka. Therefore, Mareech had to play a phantom deer and then had to lay down his life in the service of Ravana.
- The legend of Mareech is being lived throughout the history. For example, Gregory of America and Iswar of Bengal, Gregory chooses the way of self-annihilation,otherwise he would have been a part of the American drama in Vietnam. Iswar had to betray his class because his father and he happened to be in the good book of his landlord. Iswar however fought back and recovered his class instinct. The magician is playing his tricks. Characters from the legend and from the history are all assembled. In this game pivoting round the story of Mareech, it is foredoomed that all will be destroyed but Iswar revolts, so does Gregory. Even Mareech follows suit. The bewildered magician invokes Valmiki, the author of Ramayana, who has to rush up to manage.