Bhopal (play)

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Bhopal
Bhopal Published Cover.jpg
Cover of published play
Written by Rahul Varma
Chorus Story Teller
Characters Dr. Sonya Labonté
Izzat Bai
Devraj Sarthi
Minister Jaganlal Bhandari
Madiha Akram
Pascale Sauvé
Warren Anderson
Date premiered 2001
Original language English with some French and Hindi
Subject Bhopal disaster
Setting Bhopal, India

Bhopal is a play by Canadian playwright Rahul Varma about the Bhopal disaster.

Production History[edit]

It premiered in 2001 produced by Teesri Duniya and directed by Jack Langedijk. It used a non-realistic, live music, minimalist set and a chorus.

It was translated into Hindi as Zahreeli Hawa in 2003 by translator/director Habib Tanvir.

It was produced by Cahoots Theatre Projects in 2003 at the Theatre Centre in Toronto, directed by Guillermo Verdecchia. The set consisted of a wall of dirty rags and sand on the floor.

It was translated into French in 2005 by translator Paul Lefebvre and performed at Theatre Periscope in Quebec City and in Montreal at the Espace Libre. Directed by Philippe Soldevilla. Eight actors performed all the rolls with doubling and with added dance. The set was made up of wooden blocks moved into different configurations.

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