Kabuliwala Poster June 2015.jpg

KABULIWALA

Original Story

Rabindranath Tagore

Script & Direction

Arindam Ghosh

Production Year: 2014

Cast
Arindam Ghosh, Oishee Ghosh, Jashoman Banerjee, Kamal Tushar Ahmed, Utatha Chakravarti, Surajit Dasgupta, Sujoy Lahiri

Synopsis
The play is an adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Kabuliwala.  It explores the universality of parenthood through the relationship between a second generation Indian American girl, her father, and an Afghan immigrant.

Mini is a second generation Indian American girl living on Main Street, USA.  She and her stay-at-home writer dad meet Rehmat, an Afghan immigrant.  Mini reminds Rehmat of her own daughter back home in Afghanistan and over time they develop a deep friendship.  Their uneventful happy lives get rudely interrupted when Rehmat gets arrested on suspicion of terrorism in the aftermath of 9/11.  He is shipped to an undisclosed location and all efforts by Mini’s dad to locate him fails.  The incident leaves a deep mark on Mini.  Time passes by and after graduating from high school, Mini decides to enlist. Before leaving for her first tour of duty in Afghanistan, she promises to “set everything right.”  As the play unfolds we learn of Mini’s effort to set everything right and the tremendous price she pays for it.       

Performance(s) and Award

  • Bsanta Utsav Street Theater Festival, May 2014, Washington, DC. 

  • Best Script (Arindam Ghosh)

  • Best Promising Actor (Oishee Ghosh)

  • South Asian Theater Festival , Cincinnati, August 2014, Cincinnati, OH.

  • Invitation show at Bangla O Biswa, October 2014, Boston, MA.

  • 4. Invitation show at JU Alumni Association, November 2014, Potomac, MD.

  • Invitation show at Prantik of Baltimore,  February,  2015.

  • Invitation show at Greater Richmond Bengali Association, April 2015

  • NABC 2015,  Houston,  TX, July 2015.  

68985_886547384703353_998127039622972245_n.jpg

68985_886547384703353_998127039622972245_n.jpg

67257_886547448036680_3326940691012902100_n.jpg

67257_886547448036680_3326940691012902100_n.jpg

1979144_788783941146365_4799276879485930542_o.jpg

1979144_788783941146365_4799276879485930542_o.jpg

1969164_886546821370076_928542550010385441_n.jpg

1969164_886546821370076_928542550010385441_n.jpg

1941575_788785074479585_9170632436388277129_o.jpg

1941575_788785074479585_9170632436388277129_o.jpg

1932366_886546748036750_7012606891053207560_n.jpg

1932366_886546748036750_7012606891053207560_n.jpg

1912329_886547218036703_5351795490005907006_n.jpg

1912329_886547218036703_5351795490005907006_n.jpg

1794701_886547248036700_1750956788174179228_n.jpg

1794701_886547248036700_1750956788174179228_n.jpg

15485_886547484703343_4563082895295202612_n.jpg

15485_886547484703343_4563082895295202612_n.jpg

1544960_886546451370113_679630442123532359_n (1).jpg

1544960_886546451370113_679630442123532359_n (1).jpg

1459177_886547398036685_5043040524506899839_n.jpg

1459177_886547398036685_5043040524506899839_n.jpg

1384220_886546801370078_2198198488403784471_n.jpg

1384220_886546801370078_2198198488403784471_n.jpg

1384132_886546721370086_7637808949323128709_n.jpg

1384132_886546721370086_7637808949323128709_n.jpg

1380777_886546984703393_4493006607447720793_n.jpg

1380777_886546984703393_4493006607447720793_n.jpg

1380509_886546481370110_6239113046535091200_n.jpg

1380509_886546481370110_6239113046535091200_n.jpg

1265945_886547521370006_5019821211770493716_o.jpg

1265945_886547521370006_5019821211770493716_o.jpg

10714333_886546908036734_7613006035783658232_o.jpg

10714333_886546908036734_7613006035783658232_o.jpg

10677999_862623810414386_108233903_o.jpg

10677999_862623810414386_108233903_o.jpg

10677268_863144907028943_1055086668_o.jpg

10677268_863144907028943_1055086668_o.jpg

10676177_886546551370103_7627400657432814492_n.jpg

10676177_886546551370103_7627400657432814492_n.jpg

10671353_886546704703421_1292126569258563578_n.jpg

10671353_886546704703421_1292126569258563578_n.jpg

10661914_886547828036642_3951440617656909897_o.jpg

10661914_886547828036642_3951440617656909897_o.jpg

10628127_886547588036666_4578109374282124506_n.jpg

10628127_886547588036666_4578109374282124506_n.jpg

10616357_886547048036720_1111445832388783855_n.jpg

10616357_886547048036720_1111445832388783855_n.jpg

10603642_886547424703349_4510413377035375561_n.jpg

10603642_886547424703349_4510413377035375561_n.jpg

10506260_862215790455188_405357046_o.jpg

10506260_862215790455188_405357046_o.jpg

10502310_886546944703397_3140796405764168304_n.jpg

10502310_886546944703397_3140796405764168304_n.jpg

10377428_886546464703445_8700238194863722486_n.jpg

10377428_886546464703445_8700238194863722486_n.jpg

10362861_886547091370049_6282376184434130839_n.jpg

10362861_886547091370049_6282376184434130839_n.jpg

10348683_788785174479575_7961088606671289894_o.jpg

10348683_788785174479575_7961088606671289894_o.jpg

10322539_886547014703390_5621713233056116475_n-001.jpg

10322539_886547014703390_5621713233056116475_n-001.jpg

10348436_886547551370003_1406391275954490028_n.jpg

10348436_886547551370003_1406391275954490028_n.jpg

10295270_788784454479647_7492883434374460851_o.jpg

10295270_788784454479647_7492883434374460851_o.jpg