White Nights/Rajat Ratein

The play “White Nights” is a dramatic adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s story “White Nighst: A Sentimental Love Story”. The narrative explores the desperation, fragility and unreality of isolation reproduced within the intensive space of the cityscape where a man, (the dreamer) meets a stranger, a woman from Bangaladesh, (Nastenka/ Nasrin) with whom over a period of four nights he shares his life and his dreams. The play also unfolds the story of Nastenka who has left her home in search of her love and has come to Delhi to find him. The play dramatises the nature of the profound bonding that develops between the dreamer and Nastenka over these four nights. The play with its installation lighting and fragmented spatial organisation through sets and use of projection has tried to give a theatrical representation to this idea of a not so clearly defined reality where things unfold with real affects, like two people coming together but for obscure reasons which cannot be categorised as ‘sheer’ love or ‘mere’ friendship.
On Stage Back Stage
Sharmistha Saha   Music Ankush, Srimon, Gokul, Sriraka, Janani, Hima, Jyoti, Smruthi
Sudipto Mukhopadhyay   Lights Shruti
Kiran Pawar   Set Design & Animation Rishi Kumar
    Properties Rajdeep (Special thanks to Vibhuti)
    PowerPoint & Projection Manari
    Documentation Rajdeep, Sudipto, Prakash
    Costume & Makeup Sharmistha Saha
    Poster-Brochure Rishi, Soumick, Rajdeep
    Publicity Satish, Raj, Amita, Tarique
    Set Assistance Satish
    Script Assistance Sharmistha, Kiran, Tarique
    Dramaturgy Soumick
    Script and Direction Soumyabrata Choudhury