Theatre troupe Prangonemor staged Tagore’s classic Raktakarabi after three and half years on the fourth day of its ongoing theatre festival at Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mahila Samity on Monday.
Rabindranath’s Raktakarabi portrays the vices of capitalism and totalitarianism through a tale of an imaginary kingdom where a tyrant king has transformed his town into a ‘fort’.
A large audience thronged Bangladesh Mahila Samity on Monday to watch the 44th show of Raktakabi directed by Nuna Afroz. However, many had to go back as there wasn’t enough room inside the auditorium.
The central character of Raktakarabi is a beautiful maiden named Nandini, played by Nuna Afroz. She represents beauty and life. The materialistic life of the citizens begins to change as Nandini arrives in the kingdom.
Ananta Hira enacted the character of the king. Besides, Ramiz Raja and Awal Reja also acted in the play.
‘I have tried to depict the message Tagore has conveyed in Raktakarabi through the production,’ Nuna Afroz told New Age.
‘A large number of audiences had to go back as there weren’t enough seats inside the auditorium. We were expecting a reasonable turnout since the play was being staged after a long time, however, we did not expect that the attendance would be so huge’, said Sagor Roy, production manager of Prangonemor.
Prangonemor organised the five-day theatre festival featuring plays of Rabindranath Tagore for the first time.
The festival, titled, ‘Rabindranathey Paanch Din Prangonemor’, which ended on Tuesday, featured popular plays of Tagore like Shesher Kabita, Shyama Prem and others.
The event was sponsored by IDLC.
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