Natyadhara stages Charlie

Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:48pm on April 17, 2019

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A scene from Charlie. — Sourav Lasker

Theatre troupe Natyadhara staged its recent production Charlie, featuring the popular Hollywood character Charlie Chaplin in local setting to address different problems and anomalies prevailing in urban life, on Tuesday at Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
The play, written and directed by Litu Sakhwat, unearths the brutal realities of daily life. Litu’s experimentation for finding out the meaning of life in the contemporary society is innovative in this sense that he creates some imaginary scenes where Greek philosopher Socrates, Nobel Laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore and mystic bard Lalon, who intended to discover the meaning of life in their works, encounters with Charlie.
Through conversations with these imaginary characters, Charlie addresses brutal facts of life like fall of humanity and morality, cruelty and greed of the urbanites, terrible traffic, load shedding and various other problems.
Nasiruddin Bhuiyan, Rafikul Islam, Sabyasachi Chanchal, Litu Sakhwat, Kamal Hassan and others performed different characters of the play.