The 13th Dhaka University Central Annual Theatre Festival began amid festivity on Monday at TSC Auditorium.
The six-day festival organised by DU theatre and performance studies department, in association with cultural affairs ministry, was inaugurated by Dhaka University vice-chancellor professor Md Akhtaruzzaman at TSC auditorium.
The inaugural ceremony featured show of Macbeth by DU students and an awards programme.
The theatre and performance studies department honoured thespian Ataur Rahman with special award for his contribution to theatre.
The students of the department later staged Macbeth directed by Israfil Shaheen, a professor of the department.
Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, revolves around a Scottish general named Macbeth. The play depicts how political ambition takes its toll on those who seek power for their own sake.
The play was staged for the second time on Tuesday as part of the festival, which is featuring a total of 25 plays at two venues-TSC auditorium and TSC open field-directed by theatre teachers and students of Dhaka University, Chittagong University and Jagannath University.
Every day the festival will start at 6:00pm and will continue till 9:30pm.
The audience will be able to enjoy the plays staged at TSC open field for free, while a fee will have to be paid for attending the shows at the auditorium.
Today, the festival will feature plays like Captain Hurra at TSC auditorium and My Masterpiece, Suicide Note, Nibhu Nibhu Shuktara, Gonoghorer Kechchha, Kaya Canvas and Dhulor Din Periye at TSC open field.
Tomorrow, the festival will feature plays like Dr Fastas at TSC auditorium and Nirjan Ghodhulir Naach, Lalita Kingba Manush, Iccher Epitaph, Canteen Bhai, Shobuj Ronger Phota and Ora Chole Jay at the open field.
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