TAGORE THEATRE FEST

Swadeshi staged on concluding day

Tanzil Rahaman | Published: 00:00, Nov 08,2018

 
 

A scene from Swadeshi. — Sourav Laskerc

The five-day Tagore theatre festival by theatre troupe Prangonemor ended on Tuesday with a show of Swadeshi, an adaption of Tagore’s popular novel Char Adhyay.
The play, adapted by Ananta Hira and directed by Nuna Afroz, features the Swadeshi movement.
Tagore published Char Adhyay in 1933. He questioned blind adherence to a leader in the novel.
The play revolves around two lovers Ela, played by Nuna Afroz, and Atindra, played by Ramiz Raju.
Atindra is a supporter of Swadeshi movement. Ela, who is a patriot, stands by Atindra. At one point of the movement the lovers understand that their death is certain. Atindra shoots himself and then shoots Ela.
‘From the very beginning Prangonemor focused on Tagore plays. In the last fifteen years we have brought five Tagore plays on stage. We are happy to see the audience response at the festival’, said Ananta Hira, chief of Prangonemor.
‘I hope theatre lovers have enjoyed the five-day Tagore theatre festival, which was organised by Prangonemor for the first time in the country’, Nuna Afroz told New Age.
A houseful audience enjoyed the play.
‘As a fan of Tagore, I enjoyed the play immensely. I hope that the organisers will hold similar festivals in future’, Prema Haque, an audience member, told New Age.
The festival, which featured plays like Sesher Kobita, Shyma Prem, Ami O Rabinranath, Raktakarabi and Swadeshi, was sponsored by IDLC.

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