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​Senior Students Stage The Musical (Mis)Adventures of Goopy and Bagha

     

On the 13th and 14th of August, the Senior School students staged The Musical (Mis)Adventures of Goopy and Bagha. The play, written by Mr. Daniel A. Kelin II, is based on an English translation of a short story written by the noted Bengali writer Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury. Incidentally, Upendrakishore’s grandson, the renowned film director Satyajit Ray, made it into a Bengali fantasy comedy film in 1969 entitled Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne. The story revolved around two characters – Goopy, a terrible singer, and Bagha, an equally horrific drummer – who are exiled to the forest on account of their cacophony. The duo dream of becoming court musicians and embark on a journey to meet the King, who they are certain will acknowledge their musical talent. Along the way, they encounter a number of curious characters and a host of hurdles. Students worked both on and off-stage, and the enthusiasm was palpable. The play was well-received and appreciated by the audience.