MIN RATNA BAJRACHARYA
Ghanachakkar is running in its second season here in Nepal, and depicts the mental state of a university professor (ostensibly the alter ego of writer Sanjeev Uprety, who is an English professor at Tribhuvan University). The protagonist himself is split into two alter egos played brilliantly by Kamal Mani Nepal and Bibhusan Basnet, and struggles to discern whether he is really going mad (as everyone seems to think), or if it is everyone else who is actually going mad.
Despite the morbid premise, Ghanachakkar is also a genuinely comic production, and the excellent lighting, music and choreography make for a spellbinding performance. Let's hope for an English-language production based on the upcoming translation in the not-too-distant future.