Utsho Natyadal stages Idara, Lebas

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Nov 08,2019


A scene from Lebas.— Sourav Lasker

Theatre troupe Utsho Natyadal staged two plays Idara and Lebas at Studio Theatre Hall of Bagladesh Shilpakala Academy on Wednesday.

Idara has been written by eminent playwright Mannan Hira and directed by Imran Hossain Emu.

The play revolves around a village well, which is considered sacred by both Hindus and Muslim of the village.

One day the villagers hear the cry of a baby coming from the bottom of the well.

After the baby is rescued, the villagers try to find out its religious background and a conflict breaks out between the Hindus and Muslims of the village.

Imran Hossain Emu, Arko Ahmed Ripon, Rakibul Islam, Apon, Halal, Hasan and Nahid acted in the play.

‘Idara is our 6th production. We premiered the play in a theatre festival at Faridpur on October 9, 2018. Today we staged the 9th show of the play. The play not only entertains the audience but also depicts the communal crises in our society,’ Imran Hossain Emu told the New Age.

The play Lebas has been written and directed by Imran Hossain Emu.

The story revolves around two corrupt politicians namely Kalu and Chandmia.

Both of them decide to contest national polls. Kalu receives the symbol shoe and Chandmia received the symbol broom. They start making door-to-door visits. However, the voters throw brooms and shoe at them and chase them.

Arko Ahmed Ripon, Rakibul Islam, Karuna, Meghla, Halal and others acted in the play.

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