Two plays premiered last week

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 23:05, Aug 02,2018 | Updated: 00:16, Aug 03,2018

 
 

Scenes from Srabon Tragedy. — Snigdha Zaman

Two new theatre plays- The Radcliffe Line and Srabon Tragedy- were premiered in the last week at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Theatre troupe Batighar premiered The Radcliffe Line on July 27 at Studio Theatre Hall, while Mohakal Natya Sampraday staged a press show of Srabon Tragedy at Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on July 30.
It will be premiered on August 13 at National Theatre Hall of the academy.
Written and directed by Muktonil, The Radcliffe Line portrays how an imaginary line between two nations influence and dehumanise the people on the border.
The play revolves around an encounter between two soldiers of Border Guards Bangladesh and Border Security Force of India on the border.

The Radcliffe Line, which were staged at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy last week.— Snigdha Zaman

Both of the border security men start fighting with each other. Subsequently, they realise that they have been dehumanised by an imaginary line which has stripped them of their humanity.
Batighar artistes Ahmed shru, Safin, Smaran Biswas, Shishir Sarkar and Sanjoy Halder acted in the play.
Srabon Tragedy, written by Anan Zaman and directed by Ashiq Rahman Leeon, depicts the most horrible political tragedy which took place during the last days of the Bangla month Sraban (August 15) in 1975 when the founding president of the country Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with his family members were
killed.
The experimental play presents the tragedy in narrative style, where a narrator unfolds the story and introduces the actions on stage.
Political and military leaders of the newly-independent Bangladesh like Tajuddin Ahmed, Ziaur Rahman, Khondaker Mushtaq Ahmed, Colonel Faruq, Taheruddin Tahkur and many others appear as real-life characters in the play.
Mujib’s family members like Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Rasel, Sultana Kamal and others were also enacted by the actors of the troupe. Though the play is based on August 15 incident, in fragmentary flashback scenes, it narrates the biography of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Mohakal artistes Mir Zahid Hasan, Mir Nahid AHsan, Kabir Ahmed, Faruq Ahmed Sentu, Poly Biswas, Samiul Jiban, Sumaiya Taiyum Nisha, Piyasi Jahan and others acted in the play.

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