Premiere: December 30, 2012; at Muktangan Rangalaya (Kolkata, West Bengal, India).
Prepared by Theatre Formation Paribartak being inspired by the play The Balcony written by Jean Genet. TFP's script is in Bengali-English bilingual. The duration of the theatre is 55 minutes.
This theatre is best in Proscenium.
In its premiere show (at a multilingual theatre competition) in Muktangan, this theatre clinched two awards - 1st Best Production and Best Actor (Amajit Basu as Thor). It has not been presented again in theatre competitions. To see the complete list of awards, click here.
THE ORIGINAL - THE BALCONY
The original play was written in French in 1956 by the French author Jean Genet. It was premiered in London on April 22, 1957.
The original play has not been translated, rather the structure of the play has been taken. The sequences, dialogues and characters have been newly created to make them fit in the curves of acceptance of the spectators in the main field of its performance.
The performance of this play comes not to be of the one written by Jean Genet.