National Theatre Festival 2020

Lokonatyadal stages ‘Amra Tinjan’

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 23:16, Feb 19,2020


A scene from ‘Amra Tinjan’. — Abdullah Apu

Theatre troupe Lokonatyadal staged its production ‘Amra Tinjan’ at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Tuesday.

The play was staged as part of the 18-day National Theatre Festival 2020, which commenced across the country on February 12.

‘Amra Tinjan’ is based on noted poet-writer Buddhadeb Basu’s play with the same title. The production has been planned and directed by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy director general Liaquat Ali Lucky.

The play is set in Purana Paltan during the 1920s. It revolves around three friends, all of whom are in love with the same girl.

The play opens with an aged Bikash, enacted by Lucky, sitting on a wheel chair recounting days of his early youth when he, along with two of his close friends Asit and Hitangshu, fell for a girl.

The three lovers named the girl Monalisa. She was the biggest surprise and the most perfect beauty in their eyes.

They manage to acquaint themselves with the girl’s parents. However, their dreams get a blow when the girl is married off to a successful and smart Hiren Babu.

Liaquat Ali Lucky, Masoud Sumon, Musa Robel, Fazlul Haq, Taj Husain, Amit Hasan, Sonia Akter and others acted in the play.

Besides, Rajshahi University–based Anushilon and Sattik Natya Sampraday staged their productions at different venues in Dhaka as part of the festival on Tuesday.

Anushilon stages its production ‘Bhuderamer Kupe Pora’ at Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

The play has been written and directed by Malay Bhowmick.

Theatre troupe Sattik Natya Sampraday staged Jean-Baptiste Poquelin’s translated play ‘Pejgi’ at Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mahila Samity.

The play has been translated by Apu Aman and directed by Dibakar Sarkar Sarkar.

Besides, theatre troupe Shusomo Natya Sampraday staged ‘Shohore Notun’ at open stage of Suhrawardy Udyan.

The National Theatre Fest is featuring performances by over 400 troupes across the country. Over 30 thousand artistes will perform dramas, street plays, dance recitals, songs and others at festival venues across the country.

The festival, which has been organised by Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation in collaboration with the cultural affairs ministry and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, will end on February 29.

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