Prangonemor Theatre Fest

Indian troupe stages Ora Aat Jon

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:39, Mar 16,2017

National Theatre Hall

Kolkata-based troupe Niva Arts stages Ora Aat Jon at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Wednesday. — Snigdha Zaman

Depicting problems of a joint family in urban life, Kolkata-based troupe Niva Arts staged Ora Aat Jon at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Wednesday.

The troupe performed as part of the nine-day theatre festival organised by Prangonemor.

The festival titled ‘Dui Banglar Natya Utsab’, which began on March 10, is featuring plays of five local and four Indian troupes.         

The play, written and directed by Chandan Sen, features an affluent family, which apparently looks like a happy one.

But, in true sense members of the family--a grandmother, father, mother, two daughters, an aunt and two maids-- do not have respect for each other.

Their jealousy to each other has turned bitter.

To unveil evil activities of the family members, the father plays a trick on the family by spreading a rumor that he had been a killed.

His family members start suspecting each other as killer that leads such a hostile relation that everybody unveils evils of others.

The play, however, has a poetic justice as the man returns. Then all the members of the family realise their own mistakes and start living peacefully.

A full-hall audience watched the play.

‘The play was entertaining as it has some elements of a thriller production. Though it is a family drama, the director has successfully created suspense in it,’ said Shammy Shamsunnahar, a college student.

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