By Rahul Varma
Directed by Liz Valdez
A production of Teesri Duniya Theatre
Presented in English
Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the worst industrial disaster the world has ever seen, Teesri Duniya Theatre presents Rahul Varma’s play Bhopal. Directed by Liz Valdez, choreography by world renowned dance theatre artist, Aparna Sindhoor, live music by Baba Alex, featuring an extraordinary multicultural cast, the play opens at the Studio Space, Segal Centre for the Performing Arts in January 16, 2014.
SYNOPSISSonya Labonté, a Canadian doctor working in Bhopal, India has incriminating evidence that a pesticide company is polluting the environment and causing deformities in babies. The Indian government orders her to stop her research or face deportation. Will Labonté give in or continue her search for justice?
The Bhopal disaster claimed over 25,000 lives and currently affects nearly 500,000 people with neurological and respiratory sickness, birth defects, disability and malformation among children. The play is a reminder that the frequency of industrial disasters is on the rise all over the world with recurring accidents of oil spills, pipeline leaks, dumping of hazardous chemicals and closer to home, the recent disaster at Lac-Mégantic.
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