A Wife's Letter - Adapted from Rabindranath Tagore's play Streer Patra. Directed by Mdm Neelam Man Singh Chowdhry
A Wife's Letter
The protagonist is a child bride Mrinal who secretly writes poetry to assuage the listlessness of her routine and mundane life. She finds companionship with the cows and buffaloes in the house while fulfilling the routine chores of her household. In this monotonous universe enters Bindu, the orphaned sister of her older sister-in-law. This simple event becomes the trigger which unravels layers of experiences that are then shared and collectively explored. The two characters become the pivot and everything revolves around her beautiful and haunting relationship, fraught with ambiguity. Are Mrinal and Bindu mother and daughter? Is Mrinal's unresolved self seeking sustenance through a younger companion? Is it a reliving of their lost childhoold or does Bindu represent her lost child?
Playwrite: Adapted from Rabindranath Tagore's play Streer Patra
Director: Mdm Neelam Man Singh Chowdhry, Chairperson, Department of Indian Theatre. Punjab University, Chandigarh.
Group: The Company
DurationL 1 hour 15 minutes