Nandikar adapts Brecht’s The Exception and the Rule
20 February 2019
Nandikar Kolkata

TNN | Feb 8, 2018, 04.57 PM IST

Nandikar is ready with its next play,Byatikram, an adaptation ofThe Exception and the Rule, a short play by German playwright Bertolt Brecht. It is one of the several ‘teaching plays’ he wrote around 1929/30. The play revolves around a rich merchant (Soudagar), who must cross the fictional Yahi Desert to close an oil deal. During the trip, he learns to deal with the class differences between him and his working-class porter (coolie). Though he accidentally ends up killing the coolie, the soudagar is eventually acquitted y the court. Directed by Rudraprasad Sengupta, the play will premiere on February 11.

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