Theatre troupe Swapnadal paid tribute to victims of Sri Lanka Easter bombings by staging a play at Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday.
At least 290 are now known to have died in a series of bomb blasts that tore through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on April 21.
Adapted from Indian playwright Badal Sircar’s play with the same title, Tringsha Shatabdi, directed and adapted by Zahid Repon, brings to light genocides that took place at different times across the world through interrogations of some historical characters like Einstein (who invented the theory of making the atomic bomb), Major Ferebee (the pilot of the aircraft that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima) and Major Claude Eatherly (who carried the nuclear bomb to Nagasaki and later became insane on his realisation of the crime).
‘We want to pay tribute to victims of Sri Lanka Easter bombings by staging the play. We denounce all forms of violence against innocent people across the world,’ Zahid Repon, chief secretary of Swapnadal and chairman of Bangladesh Mime Federation (BMF), told New Age.
‘Today we staged the 105th show of the production, which has won acclaim at home and abroad,’ Ripon added.
Two shows of the production were staged at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Japan in November, 2018.
It was also staged at the theatre festival titled ‘A Season of Bangla Drama 2015’ in the United Kingdom, National School of Drama in New Delhi and Bharat Ranga Natya Utsab in India in 2015.
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