Seventeen-Day Theatre Fest in Sylhet

Natya Niketan Sylhet stages ‘Bhumikanya’

Zaman Monir . Sylhet | Published: 23:02, Feb 04,2020 | Updated: 23:10, Feb 04,2020


A scene from ‘Bhumikanya’.

Theatre troupe Natya Niketan Sylhet staged ‘Bhumikanya’ at Kabi Nazrul Auditorium at Rikabi Bazar in Sylhet Monday.

The play was staged on the third day of a 17-day theatre festival, which has been organised by Sammilita Natya Parishad Sylhet in association with the cultural affairs ministry, Sylhet district council and Sylhet City Corporation marking International Mother Language Day.

Bhumikanya has been written and directed by Champak Sarker. It gives the audience glimpse into sufferings of women before and after the liberation war.

Tithi Khan, Suman Roy, Aman Ullah Aman, Afzal Ahmad, Prakash Das, Badrul Alam, Jannatul Ferdaus Nishi and Shantanu Sen Tapu, among others, performed different characters in the play.

Following which, Sammilita Natya Parishad Sylhet president Mishfaq Ahmad Chowdhury Mishu and Manadwip Das, theatre activist from Tripura, India, handed over the festival souvenir to the activists of Natya Niketan Sylhet.

Theatre Sylhet staged the play ‘The Old Man and The Sea’ based on the novel of Earnest Hemingway on Tuesday evening.

Earlier, Manipuri Theatre Kamalganj staged its product ‘O Monpahiya’ (O monphakhi), composed and directed by Shubhashis Sinha, on the opening day of the theatre festival on Saturday. The play ‘O Monpahiya’, an adaptation of a story by African author Mia Kewto, was staged on Sunday.  

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