Bhubaneswar: A virtual play will be enacted by an all-women group comprising eminent personalities from different walks of life. The play ‘Abasada’ revolves around the issues people are facing these days in the aftermath of COVID-19 pandemic. Chiefly, it deals with mental health issues, including suicide and depression.
The play by Nari Adwitiya has been conceived, scripted and directed by Sujata Priyadarshini. The initiative has been supported by Parichay FFoundation.
This virtual play will be live on Facebook from 8 PM tonight and can also be viewed on Zoom.
“Some amount of depression is inevitable in this atmosphere of fear and forced isolation. This play is showcased by women hailing from different backgrounds, living in one apartment and shows how small things can help us avoid depression,” expressed a member of the group.
Through the play, the actors intend to send across a message as to how small matters can help avoid depression, which is inherent in this current atmosphere of fear and forced isolation.
Padmashree Aruna Mohanty is playing the role of a dancer, Aruna
Dr Shradha Padhi is enacting the role of a psychiatrist
Dr Isha Mishra will be seen as a married corporate woman, Nita
Gargi Bhattacharjee is playing the role of an actress named Trupti
Sonie Rath is enacting the role of a housewife, Bindu
Tanaya Patnaik is playing the role of an unmarried corporate woman, Pari
Barsha Patnaik is playing the role of a doctor
Annapurna Dash will be seen in the role of a housewife, Gayatri
Revathi Pani is playing the role of an aggressive retired corporate stalwart, Swati
Dr Sucheta Priyabadini is enacting the role of a mentally challenged woman
Priyadarsini Soumitra Lenka will be seen in the role of a yoga teacher, Priya
Dr Sanghamitra Jena is enacting the role of a journalist, Bhaasa
Other members actively involved in the play are: Dr Rajalaxmi Rath, Sujata Priyadarshini, Subhalaxmi Mishra, Dr Rita Tripathy Pati, Dr Pranati Das, Seema Patnaik and Rosalin Patasani Mishra.
For Zoom registration, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z3gjuf6bRrWbM1L616Ay1g
After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar
Facebook Live will be available on: https://www.facebook.com/100008031245702/posts/2764471733830508/?d=n