Jahangirnagar University drama and dramatics department students staged the play titled ‘Ghum Kumari’ at Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Friday.
The play, based on the classic fairy tale The Sleeping Beauty, has been directed by Rubaiyat Ahmed and adapted by Afsar Ahmed.
Ghum Kumari revolves around an exiled prince named Rupkumar and a princess named Ghum Kumari who is cursed to sleep for a hundred years by an evil fairy.
Rupkumar, the prince of Bangadesh, revolts against his father king Meghshah to free the people of the land from oppression. However, he is defeated and sent into exile.
While wondering in the forest Rupkumar comes across a saint, who tells the prince about Ghum Kumari of Kanchanpur.
Rupkumar sets out on a quest to find Kanchanpur and the sleeping princess.
After much hardship, Rupkumar manages to find the kingdom and Ghum Kumari, who eventually wakes up after Rupkumar gives her his blood.
Moushri Mitu Das enacted the role of Ghum Kumari and Akash Tuhin enacted the role of Rupkumar in the play.
‘All the actors in the play are students of JU. I am very happy with their performance. I wish them all the best in their future endeavours,’ Rubaiyat Ahmed, director of the play and assistant professor of drama and dramatics department at Jahangirnagar University, told New Age.
‘Though the play is based on a classic fairy tale, the director has tried to portray contemporary issues. Besides, the students deserve kudos for their superb acting,’ Diba Hasan, an audience member, told New Age.
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