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Fest O’ Theatre 2018

June 23rd, 2018 – 2:15PM

Following on the grand success of last years inaugural Fest O’ Theatre celebration, DFWPlay is now proud to bring our theatre loving audience the 2nd annual Bengali theatre festival in the DFW Metroplex – Fest O’ Theatre 2018.  Teams from Columbus, Ohio and Houston, Texas will join our own team of thespians to bring you a wonderful day of theatrics.

The Promise (প্রতিশ্রুতি)

This play is inspired by an episode of Khaled Hosseini’s novel “And the Mountains Echoed”.

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep,

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep.”

Can a promise made half a century ago in war stricken Dhaka have any bearing on events in modern-day Chicago? In প্রতিশ্রুতি (the Promise), Asmaan, the protagonist, takes us on a journey that transcends boundaries of place and time to seek an answer to this question. How many miles will Asmaan have to go before he is able to reconcile with his inner conflicts and sleep?

Written and directed by Sandip Mazumder, Onnyo Theater of Columbus will present this heart-wrenching drama in Fest O’ Theatre 2018.

Tamarind Tree (তেঁতুলগাছ)

Bhabatosh has seemingly absconded for months with his brother-in-law’s money, gone on a journey to find the best wood possible for his furniture business.  But he does return, having discovered the most economic solution of using wood from a massive tamarind tree.  The pair embark on a journey to the Sunderbans to lay claim to this tree, and mayhem ensues!

Written by the eminent playright Manoj Mitra, and directed by Natua Natyagoshthi of Houston, Tamarind Tree is a joint production of Natua Natyagoshthi and Tagore Society of Houston.

Tears In Heaven

Get it straight from the high school, middle school and elementary level students on the gun debate that directly impacts their lives. ‘Tears in Heaven’, an original docu-theater from DFW Play, will be staged at Fest O’ Theatre on June 23rd. Be prepared to face the bottom line: they are taking the bullets for our dysfunctional system and politics. And they are ready to voice their opinions. Did we fail an entire generation, post-millennials, a generation known as “mass shooting generation”? Are they living a ‘local war zone’? Nothing will change unless…

Presented by the DFW Play Youth Forum.


An attractive, affluent woman, Mitali Ghosh, is stabbed to death in her bedroom on the night she hosted a party at her place. Detective Shabor Dasgupta from Kolkata Police is brought in to solve the case. Through his interrogations, we meet several characters who all could have a motive to commit this heinous crime. As the sleuth a interrogates and reads pages from Mitali’s diary, he discovers several layers of relationship and emotions at play. A hidden love affair, jealousy, anger, temptation, and remorse provide him with key clues that lead him closer to the murderer. Could it be her short tempered ex-husband Mithu Mitra, dejected ex-boyfriend Pantu, not -so- silent admirer Samiran, the jealous Khanika, the opportunist Julekha, or the demure cousin Jayita? The plot is thickening and The HUNT is on!

DFW Play is excited to present this murder mystery, adapted from Shirshendu Mukhodhyay’s novel  and directed by Rajarshi Bhattacharyya. 

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