Tarua stages Let Me Out

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:53, Jan 29,2020


A scene from Let Me Out. — Sony Ramany

Theatre troupe Tarua staged the 12th show of Let Me Out at Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Tuesday.

The play, written by Runa Kanchon and directed by Bakar Bakul, is based on a true event that happened almost a hundred years ago in Los Angeles, USA.

The play revolves around the single mother Christine Collins’ -who has lost her nine year old son Walter-allegation against the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

Several months after Walter’s disappearance, the police tell Christine that the boy has been found alive believing that positive publicity will negate the recent criticism of the department.

Christine, who is later on labelled as a mad woman for not accepting the boy found by the police department as her son, continues to fight against police misconduct and political bankruptcy.

Runa Kanchon, Ishtiak Hossain, Sohel Mandol, Tahsin Ahmed, Javed Jimi and others acted in the play.

The playwright has used books like Anthony Flacco’s ‘The Road out of Hell’, James Jeffrey Paul’s ‘Nothing is Strange with You’ and Clint Eastwood’s film ‘Changeling’ to pen the play.

‘Today we staged the 12th show of the Let Me Out. It portrays misbehaviour of police, political corruption other issues,’ Ishtiak Hossain, a troupe member of Tarua, told New Age.

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