Asol Kotha Holo

BAAT presents... Asol Kotha Holo

Based on Overtones (1916), by Alice Gerstenberg

BAAT is delighted to bring you our first in-person performances of 2023: a hilarious short play that will play at two different venues across the USA within the month of July!


Our inner self is always talkative, whispering our deepest thoughts and desires that we desperately try to keep wrapped behind our external facade. We present ourselves as this cultured, nuanced, and dignified social self; but our alter ego keeps screaming and whining in our minds constantly. So what happens if you could suddenly see and hear the alter ego on stage?

Not just one, but two alter egos and their real world selves! A meeting between two close “friends” from college brings two women to a sweet reunion. But we also get to see their raw unfiltered alter egos, commenting about their dresses, admitting to their own mistakes, and bickering loudly about old wounds and ex-flames.

Come and join the Bay Area Amateur Thespians (BAAT) at the Fest O’Theatre in Dallas, TX on July 8, 2023; and Bangamela 2023 in the San Francisco Bay Area on July 29 & 30, 2023 as we stage a hilarious modern day Bengali adaptation of Alice Gerstenberg’s “Overtones” (1916). It is adapted, translated, and directed by Sudipta Chatterjee, and features some of the best talent of the San Francisco Bay Area on stage.



Venue: Moody Performance Hall, Dallas; Date: July 8, 2023; Event: Fest O’Theatre 2023. Tickets here

Venue: Carrington Hall, Redwood City; Date: July 29 & 30, 2023; Event: Bangamela, 2023 Tickets here

Asol Kotha Holo

Do you want to volunteer?

We still need a lot of help! Do you want to help out on the show dates in Dallas or in Redwood City? Can you volunteer to run the sounds and lights for the play? 


Even if you don’t have any previous experience, you are more than welcome to join! 


For all of these – send an email to, or directly to our director If not, please