Theatre troupe Kanthashilon staged Jadur Latim at the National Theatre Main Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday.
Based on Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz’s famous novel ‘Arabian Nights and Days’, the play is written by Rafik Hariri and directed by Mir Barkat.
Rafik Hariri translated selected excerpts from ‘Arabian Nights and Days’, to make the play suitable to contemporary society and politics. Though the plot is primarily built on Arabic mythology, the play corresponds to prevailing contemporary world affairs employing both fantasy and realism.
The play revolves around two wicked genies namely Ifrid and Kufrid. These two genies, according to old Arab folklore, can take control nerves and brains of humans inciting them to do wrong deeds. They fuel up disbelief in men and make them commit heinous acts such as misinterpretation of religion and ethics.
Kanthashilan artistes Raisul Islam, Mostofa Kamal, Shahidullah Kaiser, Sohel Rana, Salam Khokon, Anupama Alam, Nibir Rahman and Ananya Goswami acted in the play.
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