Chittagong-based theatre troupe Tirjak Natyadal will hold a four-day theatre festival marking the troupe’s 44th founding anniversary at Theatre Institute Chattagram in the port city beginning on December 22.
The festival will feature the troupe’s four plays, seminar, discussion sessions and cultural shows.
‘It will be our second installment of the 44th founding anniversary celebrations programme. In November, we organised a three-day festival at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka’, said Tirjak chief Ahmed Iqbal Haider.
The troupe will stage Rabindranath Tagore’s Bisarjan, Sophocles’ Oedipus, Syed Waliullah’s Tarangabhanga and Michael Madhusudan Dutt’s Buro Shaliker Gharey Row.
Moreover, vibrant cultural shows featuring dance recitals, music and recitation will be held at every afternoon during the festival. A souvenir will also be launched on the opening day.
Tirjak’s special honourary award will be handed over to theatre director-teacher Syed Jamil Ahmed.
He will also deliver the keynote paper on Russian theatre legend Constantine Stanislavski and his acting method on the second day of the festival.
On the concluding day of the festival, thespian and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy director general Liaquat Ali Lucky will attend a discussion session as the chief discussant.
Tirjak Natyadal, formed in 1974, has been one of the most active theatre troupes based in Chittagong. The troupe has so far produced 44 plays, many of which have been acclaimed at home and abroad.
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