Raktakarabi staged at Mahila Samity

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


A scene from Raktakarabi. — Press release photo

Theatre troupe Prangonemor staged its acclaimed production Raktakarabi at Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mahila Samity on Saturday.

Raktakarabi, penned by Rabindranath Tagore, is a symbolic play. It portrays the vices of capitalism and totalitarianism through a tale of an imaginary kingdom where a tyrant king has transformed his city into a ‘fort’.

A large audience thronged Bangladesh Mahila Samity on Saturday to watch the show of Raktakarabi directed by Nuna Afroz. However, many had to go back as there wasn’t enough room inside the auditorium.

The central character of Raktakarabi is a beautiful maiden named Nandini, played by Nuna Afroz. She represents beauty and life. The materialistic need of the citizens begins to change as Nandini arrives in the kingdom.

Ananta Hira enacted the character of the king. Besides, Ramiz Raja and Awal Reja also acted in the play, which was staged after one year at the venue.

The troupe earlier staged the play at Mahila Samity in 2018 during a five-day theatre festival, titled, ‘Rabindranathey Paanch Din Prangonemor’, where the troupe staged popular plays of Tagore like Shesher Kabita, Shyama Prem and others.

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