DU students stage Biralkeshi Opera Gaika

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, May 26,2019

 
 

A scene from Biralkeshi Opera Gaika. — Sourav Lasker

Students of Dhaka University’s Modern Language Institute staged the sixth show of the play titled ‘Biralkeshi Opera Gaika’ at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Friday.
The play, based on Romanian-French playwright Eugene Ionesco‘s La Cantatrice Chauve, has been directed by Sajeeb Kumar Dey.
Biralkeshi Opera Gaika revolves around a couple Mr and Mrs Smith who lives in London. One day the couple invites another couple Mr and Mrs Martin for dinner.
After the dinner begins, the two families engage in meaningless banter, telling stories and others.
Soon they are joined by Smiths’ maid, Mary, who begins to talk about her love interest. The dinner gets interrupted when the captain of the fire department shows up uninvited at Smiths’ house.
Surprisingly, Marry announces that the fire chief is her boyfriend. She soon begins to recite self-penned nonsensical poems.
Suddenly, the stage becomes dark. When the lights come back on, the scene starts from the beginning with the Smiths inviting the Martins for dinner and the play moves forward while the curtain slowly falls.
Shakawat Hossain Sarkar Mithun enacted the character of Mr Smith, Mashrika Nazmun played Mrs Smith, Mahafuzur Rahman Shishir played Mr Martin, Kazi Tasnia Ferdous Ronika played Mrs Martin, Tanzim Akter played Marry and Kowshik Saha played fire captain.
‘The play was staged by the third year students of Dhaka University’s Modern Language Institute. I hope the audience found the play entertaining,’ Sanjeeb Kumar Dey, director of the play, told New Age.

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