Bahipir staged at BSA

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Jan 18,2019 | Updated: 14:23, Jan 18,2019


Dhaka Theatre Mancha artistes perform in Bahipir. — New Age photo

Theatre troupe Dhaka Theatre Mancha staged its new production Bahipir on Wednesday at Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
This was the second show of the play. Dhaka Theatre Mancha premiered the play in December last year.
Bahipir, written by novelist Syed Waliullah, has been adapted and directed by Afrin Huda Tora.
The play revolves around a fictitious religious leader named Bahipir and his wife Tahera. It depicts the sufferings of women in the 19th century Bengal.
Tahera is married off to Bahipir against her wishes. She runs away from home to escape her husband.
She reaches the house of a zamindar named Hashem Ali and pleas for shelter. The zamindar gives her shelter going against the wishes of his mother.
Things were going fine for Tahera until one day Bahipir shows up on Hashem Ali’s doorsteps looking for her. However, Tahera breathes a sigh of relief after the zamindar refuses to hand her over to Bahipir.
Things take a turn for the worst after Hashem Ali loses his zamindari. A desperate Hashem Ali makes a deal with Bahipir, who promises to help Hashem regain his former status in exchange of
Farhadul Amin played Bahipir, Nurul Alam played Hashem Ali and Aronika Sraboni played Tahera in the play.

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