Theatre Fest featuring historical figures ends today

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 20:49, Nov 09,2017

 
 

A scene from Shraman.

The Week-long theatre festival featuring seven plays on historical figures will end today with a show of Shraman by Kalyani Natya Bhabna at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
The play Shraman is based on the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Besides, a seminar on plays portraying history and historical figures will be held at the seminar room of the academy in the morning.
Theatre researcher-writer Biplob Bala will present the key-note paper at the seminar.
On Wednesday, Aranyak Natyadal staged Ebong Vidyasagor, a play on the life and works of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagor.
Organised by Universal Theatre, the festival titled ‘Itihaser Mohanayokera’ featured plays like Banglar Mati Banglar Jol by Palakar, Baramkhana by Theatre, Surya Sen by Chittagong District Shilpakala Academy Repertory Natyadal, Mujib Manei Mukti by Loko Natyadal and Mahatma by the host troupe Universal Theatre and Ebong Vidyasagor by Aranyak Natyadal.
‘The festival attracted a good number of audiences. We have received good feedback from Theatre activists and enthusiasts. They have really liked the festival which featured plays on historical figures. In future, Universal Theatre will organise more such theme-based festivals’, Azizul Parvez, president of Universal Theatre, told New Age.

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