Padatik Theatre, Kolkata's production
Premiere:12 April 2014, at the Padatik little Theatre 2, Kolkata Invited to the NCPA Select October 2014 at The Experimental NCPA, Mumbai Invited to the Delhi International Arts Festival, October 2014, at Kamani, New Delhi
A Woman Alone is about a housewife in an abusive relationship with her jealous husband who has locked her up in her own home
Yet, as a dutiful housewife she goes through the dull drudgery of daily chores
She takes care of her baby
Looks after her perverted head to toe plastered brother in law
Fights with the peeping Tom
Deals with dirty phone calls
Her daily life is slowly driving her to madness
But will it…..
As she talks to her new neighbour
She realises she has a choice
Will she accept the challenge of that choice….
The issues Franca Rame and Dario Fo tackle in this monolouge are not new….
But they are issues that still exist…
Franca Rame describes A Woman Alone as being about the housewife who has everything except the most important thing: the right to be treated as an individual and respected as such.I demand, she says, respect for women everywhere: at home, in the street, in the family and in bed.
But most of all, again in the words of Franca Rame…….because we women have been crying for two thousand years…….let’s laugh now, even at ourselves.
Cast and Credits:
Credits:Playwright – Franca Rame and Dario Fo
Translation – Gillian Hanna
Execution:Lights - Pabitro Sarkar
Costume & Props - Gopal Sarkar
Program Officer & Publicity – Ruchira Das
Public Relations – Dr. Jayasri Mitra
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