Theatre featuring human suffering staged

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 17:59, Mar 07,2018 | Updated: 18:04, Mar 07,2018

 
 

Dhaka University’s theatre and performance studies department stages Pajore Chandraban on Tuesday at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. — Snigdha Zaman

Dhaka University’s theatre and performance studies department staged a play titled ‘Pajore Chandraban’ depicting refugee problems going on across the globe, forceful migration, murders, ethnic conflicts, corruption and others on Tuesday at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

The play, written and directed by Shahman Moishan and Israfil Shahin respectively, depicts human sufferings due to ethnic conflict through five separate stories.

The first story revolves around sufferings a female refugee. When a group of refugees, who have fled from their country, try to settle down in a foreign country they are attacked by a gang of bandits who rape female refugees.

The second, fourth and fifth stories revolve around an old man whose only desire is to see the ocean and the third story depicts human emotions like hope, disappointment, anger, distraction, doubt, repentance and others.

The students of the department performed in the play. The students have visited Rohingya refugee camps to witness the plights of Rohingya refugees before acting in the play.

‘The play depicts the plight of refugees of the world and at the same time criticises the corrupt capitalist system. In short the play depicts sufferings of human beings due to various issues,’ director Israfil Shahin said.

The play was premiered on March 5 on Dhaka University campus and will be staged till March 9 at the at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. From March 13 onwards the play will staged at the 8th Edition of Theatre Olympics, the biggest theatre celebration of the world for two times, in India.

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