মেয়েটি

মেয়েটি

  • 06 Dec, 20
  • 02:45 PM - 04:45 PM
  • Academy of Fine Arts: Kolkata
  • Late, one stormy night Paulina Escober, a housewife in her early forties, waits for her husband to return home. In the beach house where they live, she is listening to the news on the radio which announces the name of her lawyer husband Gerardo Escober as the Head of the Commission constituted by the State to investigate cases of human rights violation. She soon hears the sound of an approaching car which stops at their door. Gerardo’s voice is heard outside.
  • Paulina understands that there is an another person with her husband and the stranger does not want to come inside. After exchanging a few words the stranger drives away. Gerardo enters and tells Paulina that his car has had a break-down on the highway and the stranger has given him a lift. Soon after the conversation, naturally, focuses on his appointment as the Head of the Commission. However, Paulina is shocked to learn that her husband has accepted the post without letting her know about this development in his career.
  • Later, the sound of an approaching car is heard again and it stops near the house. Someone knocks on the door. A hesitating Gerardo opens the door. It is Dr. Roberto Miranda, the stranger who had rescued him from the highway, standing outside. While driving back home ha has heard the news of Gerardo’s new appointment on his car-radio and realizing that Gerardo is an important man he has returned to congratulate him. Over a few drinks they discuss several issues such as human rights, democracy and dictatorship. When requested by Gerardo to spend the night in his house, Miranda, a little drunk, decides to stay on. After customary goodnights to each other, they retire to their respective rooms. Though confined to her bedroom, Paulina, apparently, observes the scene minutely.
  • As the play progresses we come to know that, fifteen years ago, Dr. Roberto Miranda repeatedly raped Paulina when she was imprisoned by the earlier government. He is the man who played Schubert to give a cultured refinement to this bestial act, Paulina recognizes his voice, the way he laughs and in certain phrases he uses and she is sure it is her tormentor.Now she wants to put Miranda on trial. Right here, in her living room.
  • She thus demands justice at gun point. The play is an unfolding of this intense crisis.
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Venue

Academy of Fine Arts

2, Cathedral Road Kolkata

Organizer & Others

  • Organizer:কল্যাণী নাট্যচর্চা কেন্দ্র
  • Director:কিশোর সেনগুপ্ত
  • Writer:Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden
  • Artists:গৌতম হালদার

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