Shunyan to stage Laljamin across the country

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Nov 11,2017

 
 

A scene from Lal Jamin

Theatre troupe Shunyan Repertory will stage shows of its acclaimed liberation war-based monodrama Lal Jamin in 64 districts of the country.
The play narrates the history of liberation war through the eyes of a teenage girl.
The troupe has received a special donation of Tk 11,00,000 from the cultural affairs ministry for staging the production across the country.
Shunyan Repertory chief executive Momena Chowdhury, who plays protagonist in the monodrama, received the fund from cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor recently.
‘We have been highly encouraged by the fund. I hope the ministry will continue to support our best theatre productions and help theatre troupes stage their best plays across the country. Such move will boost the local theatre scene greatly’, said Momena Chowdhury.
‘We have plans to support nationwide shows of other acclaimed theatre productions in future to promote theatre’, said Asaduzzaman Noor.
Premiered in 2011, Lal Jamin has so far had 128 shows at home and abroad. Written by Mannan Hira and directed by Sudip Chakroborthy, the play, set in the tumultuous days of the liberation war, revolves around a young girl.
The story of Lal Jamin shows how a young girl’s carefree days come to an abrupt end during the liberation war as her father leaves to fight in the war.
She soon follows her father and becomes a freedom fighter herself. However, she gets caught by the Pakistani Occupation Army.
Shunyan will start holding nationwide shows of Lal Jamin from November 24. The play will be staged initially in Tangail, Manikganj, Gazipur and Narayanganj.

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