Fame to hold two-day theatre fest

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 17:33, Jan 09,2017

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File photo shows a scene from Caligula which will be staged on January 12 by Fame School of Drama at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

Fame, a Chittagong-based school of drama, dance and music, is going to organise a two-day theatre festival at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

The festival, beginning on January 12, will mark the 19th founding anniversary of the school and feature three of its recent theatre productions.

Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor is scheduled to inaugurate the event in the presence of International Theatre Institute honorary president Ramendu Majumdar, thespian Ataur Rahman, and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy director general Liaquat Ali Lucky.

Also on hand will be Jean Pierre Ponchet, the deputy head of the cultural wing of the French embassy in Dhaka.

On the opening day, there will be a show of Caligula, a play by Albert Camus. It has been translated and adapted by Sabyasachi Dev.

The second day will feature the remaining two productions.

First, there will be a show of Amriter Sondhane, a play adapted from Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, followed by another adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’ Servant of Two Masters.

All three plays have been directed by Ashim Das.

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