Murari Chand College-based theatre troupe Theatre Murari Chand staged ‘Panibala’ at Kabi Nazrul Auditorium at Rikabibazar in Sylhet on Monday.
The play was staged on the tenth day of the seventeen-day theatre festival under way at the venue.
Sammilita Natya Parishad Sylhet, a combined platform of Sylhet-based theatre groups, in association with the cultural affairs ministry, Sylhet District Council and Sylhet City Corporation, hasorganised the theatre festival marking the International Mother Language Day.
Badruzzaman Alamgir composed the story of ‘Panibala’, which has been jointly directed by Yaqub Ali and Bidhan Singha.
‘Panibala’ revolves around the myth surrounding the Ramsagar lake in Dinajpur district.
According to the myth, a local landlord dug Ramsagar lake to address the shortage of drinking water in the area. After the lake was dug, it remained dry for a long time.
It was not until a young woman named Chandrabala sacrificed herself that water slowly filled the lake.
Nikhil Singha, Rezaul Karim Rabbi, Hasan Al Masum, Asaduzzaman Asad, Ushakanta Biswas, Ringku Malaker, Arup Talukder Shubha, Jewel Kanti Das, Kamrul Islam, Lucky Rani Das, Shipa Rani Sarker, Sarbani Pal Tumpa, Mauluda Zahan Mithila, Dipanker Sharma, Kawsar-e-Jilani, Sueb Ahmad, Tasrin Akter and Tushar Talukder performed in the play.
Following the show, senior theatre activist and freedom fighter Bhabatosh Roy Barman Rana, theatre activist Sunirmal Kumar Deva Min and Sammilita Natya Parishad Sylhet general secretary Rajat Kanti Gupta handed over the festival souvenir to the members of the troupe.
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