On the 10th of May, we had the pleasure to see the performance Shaandh
(the bull) in Adishakti. The play is a Bengali adaptation of Anton Chekhovs
The Bear, made by Debaranjan Chatterjee, with actors Gautam Mitra,
Sunayana Panda and Subir Chakroborty.
A landowning little widow locked herself in the house, mourning her
husband that passed away. Her footman begged her to stop mourning and
get outside again. She ignores him and wants to be faithful to her husband,
even though he cheated on her and disrespected her.
widow. Her husband owes him 50.000 rupees and wants to be paid by
Monday. The widow refuses and it even gets into a real duel after she
insulted him as being a bull. The landowner is impressed by the audacity of
the woman and realizes he has fallen in love with her. The two get close and
the play ends in happiness.