Prangone Mor Dui Banglar Natyamela

Prachyanat stages ‘Pulsiraat’

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:16, Dec 10,2019


A scene from ‘Pulsiraat’. — Sony Ramany

Theatre troupe Prachyanat staged its play ‘Pulsiraat’, an adaption of Palestinian writer and political activist Ghassan Kanafani’s novel ‘Men In The Sun’, at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Monday.

The play was staged on the fourth day of ‘Prangone Mor Dui Banglar Natyamela 2019’.

‘Pulsiraat’ depicts the risks of illegal migration. It has been directed by Kazi Toufiqul Islam Imon, dramatised by Monirul Islam Rubel and translated by Masumul Alam.

The play revolves around three Palestinian refugees namely Abu Kayes, Asad and Marwan who want to go to Kuwait to find work as labourers.

Abu Kayes has fled his village and lives in a camp in Iraq. He decides to go to Kuwait illegally so that he can give his family a better life. Marwan is a teenager who wants to help his mother and Asad wants to go to Kuwait so that he can marry his uncle’s daughter Nada.

As the story moves forward the three meet a lorry driver named Abul Khajuran, who offers to give them a ride in the back of the vehicle across the desert.

He asks them to hide inside the empty water tank of the lorry during the border crossing. However, the three die during the journey.

Azad Abul Kalam, Shahriar Ferdous Sajib, Monirul Islam Rubel, Mitul Rahman, Tripti Rani and others acted in the play.

On Tuesday Indian theatre troupe Rosikota staged ‘Jyanto Hamlet’ at the venue as part of the nine day festival.

Today, theatre troupe Bibartan Natyadal will stage its play ‘Koybartagatha’. 

The festival will end on December 14.

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