Bond Street Theatre Partners with Epic Actor's Workshop to Present 'Bhopal' in the US, India, and Nepal
New York City's Bond Street Theatre collaborates with the Indian-American Epic Actors' Workshop to present Rahul Varma's trenchant play, Bhopal. The production, which addresses environmental disaster and corporate responsibility, will be featured at four festivals in three countries: the US on November 18, India and Nepal from December 1-8, 2012.
The play depicts the true story of the Union Carbide pesticide plant explosion in Bhopal, India, which left 20,000 dead and hundreds of others blind and sick. The 1984 event still has repercussions across the region today due to the company's failure to clean up the polluted lake and water supply.
Combining Bond Street Theatre's visual-physical theatrical approach with the colorful and stylized work of Epic Actors' Workshop, the play is both dramatic and surreal. The production, directed by Joanna Sherman, premieres at the South Asian Theatre Festival at the Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ, on November 18, 2012 at 4 pm. Tickets can be purchased here.