‘Matbring’, ‘Ranulata’ staged at Shilpakala

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:35, Feb 26,2020


Scenes from ‘Matbring’, top, and ‘Ranulata’.— Abdullah Apu

Theatre troupes Bibartan Jashore and Universal Theatre staged ‘Matbring’ and ‘Ranulata’ at different venues of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on the 14th day of 18-day National Theatre Festival 2020 on Tuesday.

The festival has been organised by Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation in collaboration with the cultural affairs ministry and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

Bibartan Jashore staged its production titled ‘Matbring’ at National Theatre Hall. The play is written by Sadhana Ahmed and directed by Jahangirnagar University’s drama and dramatics department teacher Yusuf Hasan Arko.

It is based on tragic love story of a young couple from the Mandi community.

‘Matbring was premiered at Jashore Shilpakala Academy on September 9, 2016. The play has been staged at various theatre festivals till date. We also staged it at different places in India like Nabadwip, Murshidabad, Bahrampur and others,’ Atiquzzaman Roni, general secretary of the troupe, told New Age.

Theatre troupe Universal Theatre staged its play ‘Ranulata’ at Experimental Theatre Hall. It has been written and directed by Abul Hossain Khokon.

The play portrays several issues like extremism, religious bigotry and others.

Besides, Dristipoth Natya Sangsad staged its play ‘Nagar Alir Kissa’ at Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mahila Samity and Dhaka Drama staged ‘Chi Hridoy Chi’ at the open stage of Suhrawardy Udyan as part of the festival.

The National Theatre Festival 2020 is featuring performances by over 400 troupes across the country.

The festival, which began on February 12, will end on February 29.

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