"On the night of December 3rd 1984, Union Carbide's pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, exploded, engulfing the city in a billow of deadly poisonous fumes. Small children fell like flies and men and women vainly scurried for safety only to collapse, breathless and blinded by the gas. By sunset, the death toll was 2,500. By the following day, the numbers had no meaning. Bhopal had became the largest peacetime gas chamber in history."
- from the preface to Bhopal by Rahul Varma
Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the worst industrial disaster the world has ever seen, Bay Area Drama Company presents "BHOPAL", a play by Rahul Varma. Directed by Ravi Bhatnagar and produced by Sindu Singh, this extraordinary play opens on December 3rd at Sunnyvale Theatre with additional performances on Dec. 13th and 14th at Lohman Theatre, Foothill College.
The Bhopal tragedy claimed over 25,000 lives and to date has affected nearly 500,000 people with neurological and respiratory sickness, birth defects, disability and malformation among children.
Bay Area Drama Company is a new theatre company founded by Ravi Bhatnagar, Sindu Singh and Basab Pradhan. BAD Company aspires to bring its audiences high quality theatre with South Asian themes.
We are proud and excited that BHOPAL is going to be our first production and hope that we will see you at one of the shows. Tickets are now available.
- Ravi, Sindu and Basab