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Bhopal (play)

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Written by  Rahul Varma
Date premiered  2001
Playwright  Rahul Varma
Original language  Hindi
Chorus  Story Teller
First performance  2001
Setting  Bhopal
Subject  Bhopal disaster
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Characters  Dr. Sonya Labonté Izzat Bai Devraj Sarthi Minister Jaganlal Bhandari Madiha Akram Pascale Sauvé Warren Anderson

Bhopal a play in english by rahul varma

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


Bhopal trailer

Production history

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.

Bhopal was published in 2004 by Playwrights Canada Press.


Bhopal (play) Wikipedia