Manipuri Theatre fest ends

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 17:51, Dec 29,2016

Manipuri Theatre

Manipuri Theatre stages Kohe Birangana on Wednesday at Experimental Theatre Hall. — Snigdha Zaman

A five-day festival by Manipuri Theatre ended on Wednesday with a show of the host troupe’s monodrama Kohe Birangana at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

The Moulvibazar-based theatre troupe organised the event marking its 20th founding anniversary.

Kohe Birangana was adapted from Michael Madhusudan Dutt’s Birangona Kabya by Shubhashish Sinha, who has also directed it.

The play depicts the agony and courage of four female characters of the Mahabharata – Shakuntala, Draupadi, Dushala and Jona – portrayed through illustrations of their letters to their respective husbands.

Jyoti Sinha, a member of the Manipuri Theatre, played all the four characters.

The festival featuring five productions by the troupe, including its recent production Leima, began on December 24.

Among the other plays were Ingal Adhar Pala, Sri Krishna Kirtan and Debotar Grash.

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