National Street Theatre Fest 2020

Narayanganj-based troupe stages ‘Khepa Paglar Pyachal’

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 23:39, Feb 03,2020


Sangshaptak Theatre stages ‘Khepa Paglar Pyachal’ at Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka on Monday. — Sourav Lasker

Narayanganj-based theatre troupe Sangshaptak Theatre entertained the audience staging ‘Khepa Paglar Pyachal’ on Central Shaheed Minar premises at Dhaka University on the second day of on-going National Street Theatre Festival 2020 on Monday.

The play has been written by SM Sulaiman and directed by Sanullah Haq. It revolves around a freedom fighter named Khapa, who raises his voice against political anomalies in society in independent Bangladesh.

The play depicts how corrupted politicians are destroying the country.

Sanaullah Haq, Rieaz Uddin, Chandan Sharker, Bipul Sharkar, Shukhon, Rajon, Alamgir, Ratan Bashar, Manjila Goldar, Diren Bawali and others acted in the play.

Besides, theatre troupes Charuniram Theatre staged ‘Opekha’, written by Sohel Hasan Suny and directed by Sharier Mithun, Batighar staged Humayun Ahmed’s play ‘Pa(n)chtola Shundari’ directed by Muktonil, Ummesh Sanskritik Sangsad Theatre staged ‘Khadak’, written and directed by Shafiqur Rahman, Susham Natya Sampraday staged ‘Sei Barbarata’ written and directed by Khandakar Anwarul Islam and theatre troupe Ethic staged ‘Putrabaron’, written by Mani Kanchan and directed by Mintu Sharder, on Monday.

‘We have been participating in this festival for the last 14 years. Street theatre festivals can play a role in promoting social awareness among the masses. We thank Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation for inviting us to the festival,’ Riaz Uddin, a member of Sangshaptak, told New Age.

The 36th National Street Theatre Festival 2020, organised by Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation, began on February 2 at Central Shaheed Minar. The festival styled ‘Jangi Obokkhaye Durniti Manbena Ei Sangskriti’, is featuring 32 plays by 32 troupes from across the country.

The festival will end on February 7.

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