Shunneya stages ‘Manush’

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:34, Mar 10,2020


Shunneya stages ‘Manush’ at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Monday. — Abdullah Apu

Newly established theatre troupe Shunneya staged its production titled ‘Manush’ on Monday at the Experimental Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

The science fiction play, written by Javed Mahmud and directed by Nazmul Hossain, revolves around a robot named Humoandroid-705, which gains consciousness and claims itself as a sentient being.

Things take a turn when humans decide to destroy it. A debate breaks out between Humoandroid-705 and its creator.

The play gives the audience a glimpse into the contemporary society, religious beliefs, politics and other issues like the fall of humanity and wars going on across the world.

Tanjida Sahid Mau, Ananya Nisha, Majed Ahmed, Rafat Hasan Syakat, Hossain Jibon. Rayhan Ahmed, Nazmul Husain and others have acted in the play.

‘The troupe began its journey on January 4 of this year. ‘Manush’ is the first production of the troupe. Today we staged the 5th show of the play. We have previously staged the play at different festivals at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Jahangirnagar University and other venues,’ said Nazmul Hossain.

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