Renowned theatre troupe Theatre staged one of its acclaimed productions Mukti at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Thursday.
The play is an adaptation of American playwright Lee Blessing’s famous play Independence. It has been translated by Mijarul Quayes and directed by thespian Tropa Majumder.
The story of the play revolves around a mother and her three daughters, each of them dealing with their own emotional problems.
Veteran actress Ferdousi Mazumder has played the character of the mother while Tamanna Islam, Tanjum Ara Poly and Tanvin Sweety played the characters of three daughters respectively named Rajani, Damini and Sohini.
The family hails from a small fictitious town named Muktinagar.
The play begins with the eldest daughter Rajani, who works in another city, returning home at the request of Damini.
Damini is in a long-term relationship. She suddenly gets pregnant but her boyfriend denies to accept responsibility of the pregnancy.
On the other hand, Sohini is an outspoken and rebellious teenager, who wants to finish her studies and leave the town.
The play, comprised of dramatic and emotional sequences, gives the audience a glimpse into the life in Western society.
‘People in the Western society are mostly focused on themselves. They prefer to live independently but gradually start to feel isolated and lonely. Mukti depicts the importance of family bonding,’ Sharmili Haque, an audience member, told New Age.
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