Play on Colonel Taher staged

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 21:02, Jan 07,2017

 
 

BotTala stages Crutch-er Colonel at the Dr Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mahila Samity on Friday. — New Age photo

Theatre troupe BotTala staged its latest play Crutch-er Colonel at the Dr Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mahila Samity on Friday.
The play, premiered in December, is based on the life of leftist politician and freedom fighter Colonel Taher.
Mohammad Ali Haider has directed the play, which was adapted by Soumya Sarkar and Samina Luthfa Nitra from Shahduzzaman’s novel of the same title.
The play does not give a verdict on the historical character, some of whose actions remain controversial till date. Rather, it searches for answers to some of the mysteries surrounding Colonel Taher by placing him in a historical context.
Historical figures like Matia Chowdhury, Siraj Shikder, Ziaur Rahman, and Khandoker Mustak also appear in the story in a character-shifting style. The play ends with the hanging of Colonel Taher in the ‘kangaroo court.’
BotTala artistes Imran Khan Munna, Kazi Roksana Ruma, Samina Luthfa Nitra, Toufique Hasan Bhuiyan, Pankaj Majumder, Ivan Riaz and others acted in the play.

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