Ethic stages Hari Phatibey for a cause

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 16:09, Jun 18,2017 | Updated: 00:23, Jun 19,2017

Hari Phatibey

A scene from Ethic Theatre’s Hari Phatibey. — Snigdha Zaman

Theatre troupe Ethic held a charity show of the social satire Hari Phatibey on Friday at Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy to raise funds for treatment of ailing poet-cultural activist Shweta Shatabdi Esh.

Shweta, who is suffering from acute thalassemia, needs Tk 30,00,000 for treatment, which different cultural and literary organisations are trying to raise by holding charity shows.

‘Through charity shows we are trying to raise money for treatment of Shweta. We hope that other troupes will also come forward and stand beside Shweta ’, Apu Shahid, director of Hari Fatibey, told New Age.

Written by Indian playwright Utpal Dutt, Hari Phatibey features anomalies in the society through the eyes of a writer named Kalikingkar.

Kalikingkar bears witness to the injustices done by the powerful and influential in the society like political leaders, rich businessman, human rights activists and others.

Kalikingkar, while working at different offices, came to know of the people who have risen in the society through criminal and unethical activities.

He writes a book to expose the true faces of the perpetrators, whom he invites at the book launch programme.

However, when the perpetrators become aware that the book has been written to expose their true identities they beg for forgiveness and requests Kalikingkar not to launch the book.

Ethic artistes Imtiaj Asad, Enamul, Sukarna Ahmed, MR Hasan, Mani Kanchan, Shrabon and others acted in the play.

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