A three-day theatre festival featuring ten plays by eight troupes is underway at Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
The festival, titled ‘Mulyabodher Natyarajani’, has been organised by Kheyali Natyagoshthi in memory of its recently demised activist M Yunus, who died last June.
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy director general and Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation chairman Liaquat Ali Lucky inaugurated the festival on Tuesday, in presence of BGTF general secretary Kamal Bayezid, Karmasangsthan Bank managing director Abul Hossain and others.
‘Kheyali Natyagoshthi has been working to promote theatre for over forty years. The troupe has brought a number of acclaimed plays on stage. I hope the troupe will continue its eventful journey’, said Liaquat Ali Lucky.
‘We will recall M Yunus through this festival. We will stage three plays in which Yunus acted. Besides, we have invited seven troupes to stage plays at the festival’, said Shahin Ahmed, general secretary of Kheyali Natyagoshthi.
Following the inauguration, Kheyali Natyagoshthi staged Juddha Juddha and Oboyob Natyadal staged Nishunya Anchal.
Juddha Juddha, written and directed by AKA Kabir, depicts degradation of moral values in society, while Nishunnya Anchal, written and directed respectively by Shahidul Haque Khan Shyanon and Golam Wadud Tapan, depicts importance of having undying optimism.
On Wednesday, four plays were staged at the same venue. Swarabithi Theatre staged Shasti, Sushama Natya Sampraday staged Goyna, Bangla Natyadal staged Megh and Kheyali Natyagoshthi staged Fakir Alir Gayebi Janaza.
The festival will end today with four more shows. Chandrakala Theatre will stage Swapner Tori, Muktalaya Theatre will stage Mukti, Rangana Natyagoshthi will stage Kaler Sakkhi and the host troupe will stage Bottolar Pagla.
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