Shabdaboli attends three Indian fests

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:22, Jan 12,2020


File photo shows a scene from Desire Under the Elms. — Press release

Artistes of Barishal-based Shabdaboli Group Theatre are currently visiting Tripura, India to stage the troupe’s popular play Desire Under the Elms in three theatre festivals.

Desire Under the Elms is the 63rd production of Shabdaboli. American playwright Eugene O’Neill had penned the play. It has been translated by late Kabir Chowdhury, directed by young director Fazlur Rahman Polash and produced by theatre activist Syed Dulal.

The troupe staged the play at an International Theatre Festival in Tripura, named Nattyasrijan, which has been jointly organised by Kakraban Deshbandhu Sangha and Avimukh, on Saturday.

On Sunday, it was staged at ‘Sixth Natyamancha Natyautshob 2020’ at Dharmanagar and today they will stage the play at ‘Shekhor Srity Natyautshob 2020’.

‘It is always a joyful experience to represent Bangladesh abroad. An eight-member team of Shabdaboli left Dhaka for Tripura on Saturday morning. The play has already received good response from local theatre enthusiasts. I hope theatre lovers in Tripura will also find it entertaining, We look forward to attend more theatre festivals in 2020.’ Syed Dulal, president of Shabdaboli Group Theatre, told New Age.

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