‘Blood Telegram’, ‘Kobi O Samrat’ staged at TSC

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Dec 05,2019


A scene from ‘Kobi O Samrat’. — Sourav Lasker

Students of theatre and performance studies department of Dhaka University staged two plays namely ‘Blood Telegram’ and ‘Kobi O Samrat’ at TSC auditorium on Tuesday.

The plays were staged on the third day of ‘14th Central Annual Theatre Festival’, a ten-day theatre festival, which has been organised by the theatre and performance studies department of Dhaka University.

‘Blood Telegram’ has been written and directed by Ahmmed Raufur Rahim.

The play revolves around the famous ‘Blood Telegram’ that was sent by Archer Kent Blood, the American Consul General to Dhaka in 1971, protesting against the atrocities committed in the Bangladesh Liberation War to Washington on April 6,1971.

Mohona Husain, Indrani Dash Nishi, Sayma Akter, Rafayeat Ullah and others acted in the play.

Following which, students staged ‘Kobi O Samrat’ at the venue.

The play is an adaptation of Ahmed Sofa’s poem with the same name. It revolves around the conversations between Mir Taqi Mir, 18th century Urdu poet of Mughal India, and the emperor.

Md Asraful Islam, Tanvir Ahmed, Sahbaj Isteak, Ifti Sahariar and others acted in the play.

The festival will end on December 10. 

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