Swapnadal stages anti-war play at Shilpakala

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Jun 19,2019 | Updated: 21:51, Jun 18,2019


A scene from Tringsha Shatabdi

Theatre troupe Swapnadal staged its anti-war play Tringsha Shatabdi at Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Monday.

The play is an adaptation of noted Indian playwright Badal Sircar’s play with the same title. Swapnadal president Zahid Repon has directed the play.

In a narrative style, the play brings forth some of the most horrific war catastrophes of the world. A narrator questions historical figures like Major Fereby (who piloted the aircraft that dropped atom bomb on Hiroshima) and Major Claude Itharby (who piloted another nuclear bomb-carrying aircraft to Nagasaki). Both the majors appear to be repentant, in the play, for what they did. The narrator also interrogates scientist Einstein, who is credited for inventing the theory behind nuclear weapon.

The play also raises questions as to the ongoing wars, mostly waged by America, in the name of democracy, peace and pre-emptive attack on declared terrorist states.

All these narrations help press the point that military and power exercises can never bring peace and they can never help the cause of humanity.

Swapnadal artistes- Fazle Rabbi, Hasan Rezaul, Madhuri Sumi, Amzad Sharif, Saifunnesa Jebu, Zahid Repon, Mustafizur Rahman and others acted in the play.

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