Date(s) - 20/07/2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alliance française du Bengale
NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES
Directed by Abhrajit Sen
Music – Adil Rashid, Dibyokamal Mitra & Meghatithi Banerjee
Dance – Rayan
Cast – Ananya Sen, Debopriyo Mukherjee & Suhotra Mukhopadhyay.
Artwork- Palash Chaturvedi
Harlesden High Street is a tribute to those millions who left home post decolonization . Who reached other shores , because there own homes had been ravaged by the perils of colonization and in time there own children , lived a half life. Half brown, half a colour unknown.”
“My world is in turmoil and I try to reflect that in my plays. Through words, music and action.Abhishek wrote this play in blank verses. I reworked on the text a little and reduced the poetry from the lines. In my design, through music and performance audience will discover the poetry in the working class struggles of common people.
The play talks about immigration problems in a universal context. Its not about a particular street, people or religion.
What is home?
This is what the play intends to question. Question where one belongs. This is an evocative, complex play about displacement and optimism. This play is our song of hope. Our poem on home.”
Music of Harlesden High Street
Stills from the Play