Mrityu Ghar

Directed by : Mukul Ahmed

Mrityu Ghar is the Indian adaptation of Dea Loher’s German play Olga’s Room. It was penned in 1992 and was inspired by the real-life story of Olga Benario, the German Jewish communist who was active in Germany and Brazil in the 1930s demonstrating how determinedly and stubbornly a woman, in any condition, can pit herself against a man like Zafar who actually enjoys torturing his prisoners. Whether the torture is to seek confessions, names and political decisions taken by the party Asha belongs to or whether he inflicts torture for its own sake reveals itself layer by slow layer as the play rolls out to its predictable closure.

Director – Mukul Ahmed
Translation – Shameem Chawdhury
Adaptation – Atik Rahman (based on Olga’s Room by Dea Loher)
Design – Sabiha Ambereen Haque
Choreography – Usha Ganguli
Publicity material – Mong Mong Sho
Sound design – Tarun Jasani
Lighting design – Debasis Ghos Dastidar and Soumen Chakraborty
Video projection material – Shishir Karimand Mohammad Imran
Video performer – Novera Yesmin
Still images – Soumyajit Dutt
Publicity image – Mong Mong Sho
Publicity – Biswajit Das
Videography – Calcutta Studio
Subtitles – Subhaluxmi Mukherji

Usha Ganguli – Asha
Lopmudra Guha Niyogi – Kalpana
Swagata Chakroborty – Bina
Biswajit Das – Jafar

Acknowledgements :
Special thanks to Rangakarmee, Kolkata, India

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