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Kolkata Centre for Creativity in Collaboration with Ichheymoto Presented Maddy – an Absurd Theatre Performance

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News Desk, News Nation 360 : On World Theatre Day, Kolkata Center for Creativity, the hub of creativity and novelty, presented an absurd theatre performance in collaboration with Ichheymoto, titled Maddy. Originated in Paris, the absurd theatre has travelled worldwide. Last Sunday, Kolkata’s theatre lovers experienced two plays one after another influenced by that form of theatre. Absurd drama employs unconventional techniques, such as non-linear storytelling, and nonsensical dialogues. It also challenges traditional theatrical conventions. This makes Maddy an aurally interesting and engaging performance and a refreshing change for audiences who are used to more traditional forms of theatre. The play Maddy is Directed by Saurav Palodhi and performed by Rahul Banerjee, Buddhadev Das, and Santanu Mondal, Maddy is the epitome of absurd theatre whose dialogues, movement and structure are all odd and weird. Slawomir Mrozek is one of the best absurd playwrights in the world and Maddy is one of the adaptations of his text. Whenever a power rises to be the dictator of the world, to whom people are mere pieces of flesh, then the dictator is punished by the same people through the dictator's machine. Walking the road to identify the ruler as the exploiter and Maddy is the lanes, crossroads and junctions

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of that same road. Speaking about the staging of Maddy on World Theatre Day, 26 March, Reena Dewan, Director of Kolkata Centre for Creativity (KCC) said that they were thrilled to bring this much-awaited powerful and thought-provoking performance to their audiences. The play offered a unique blend of brilliant storytelling, wonder, and reflection at the state-of-the-art KCC Amphitheatre. Through its unconventional and absurd drama and talented cast, Maddy explored important issues and challenged them to think critically about the world around them. They believe that this performance was a memorable experience for all who attended.

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Report : Anustup Kundu

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