Five Grains of Rice

Dive into the extraordinary world of theatre at Kolkata Centre For Creativity's Amphitheatre on 24th January, 2024, at 6:30 PM, as we proudly present Five Grains of Rice in collaboration with Chetana and Ebong Theatrix. Directed by the renowned Arindam Ghosh

This thought-provoking play unfolds the lives of Jayant and Ela, young professionals leading seemingly idyllic lives until an unexpected guest reappears. In this riveting tale, professional and personal worlds collide over an evening filled with nostalgia, good food, and wine. The guest’s peculiar offer sets the stage for a rollercoaster of emotions, challenging the very essence of Jayant and Ela's marriage. 
Secure your seats now for an evening of gripping drama that explores the delicate threads connecting love, choices, and the unforeseen turns of life. Join us for Five Grains of Rice – an unforgettable theatrical experience that transcends boundaries. 

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About the Director
Arindam Ghosh is the co-artistic Director of Ebong Theatrix, a South Asian theater company that he co-founded in 2014. He has been performing since he was eight with his formal training in theater from Jadavpur University, India. He continued his interest in theater after immigrating to the U.S. and has been an active member of the South Asian theater community in the US for the last fifteen years. He has performed at numerous theater festivals all over the US and in India including the Nadikar Theater Festival at the Academy of Fine Arts. In addition to theater, Arindam is also a filmmaker specializing in micro-budget films on Indian stories with a global theme. His first film, Shyamal Uncle Turns off the Lights, was world premiered at the Busan International Film Festival, and in the U.S., it was premiered at the Museum of Modern Arts in NY. It has been shown in more than twenty-five film festivals winning the prize for Outstanding International Feature at ReelWorld Film Festival. It is available on Amazon Prime. His second film, Peace Haven, won the prestigious Script Development Award from the Asian Cinema Fund and was on Netflix. More recently he has played one of the leads in “Once Upon a Time in Calcutta”, which world premiered at the Venice International Film Festival, in 2021. 

Cast Details Script, Design, and Direction - Arindam Ghosh 
Sound Projection – Nandini Sen 
Cast - Shampa Basu, Aditi Bhattacharya (or Rakhi Bhatia), Arindam Ghosh 
Story Idea and Additional Writings - Shampa Basu 
Acknowledgment - Nicholas Horner