Swapnadal stages 111th show of ‘Tringsha Shatabdi’

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:36, Feb 12,2020


A scene from ‘Tringsha Shatabdi’. — Sony Ramany

Theatre troupe Swapnadal staged the 111th show of its acclaimed anti-war play ‘Tringsha Shatabdi’ at Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Tuesday.

‘Tringsha Shatabdi’ is an adaptation of Indian playwright Badal Sircar’s work with the same title. The play has been adapted and directed by Zahid Repon, also the president of the troupe.

The play mainly portrays genocides that took place at different times in the world through interrogations of some historical characters like Einstein (who invented the theory of making atom bomb), Major Ferebee (the pilot of the aircraft that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima), and Major Claude Eatherly (who carried the nuclear bomb to Nagasaki and later became insane on his realisation of the crime).

Besides, it also addresses liberation war of Bangladesh, 2003 invasion of Iraq, on-going conflicts in the Middle East, Christchurch mosque shootings, attack on Nusrat in Feni and others.

The troupe also screened a documentary at the venue.

Swapnadal artistes Juayna Shabnam, Fazle Rabbi Shukorno, Samad Bhuinya, Shishir Shikdar, Shakhawat Shaymol, Zahid Ripon, Sumya Akter and others acted in the play.

‘Tringsha Shatabdi is one of the most popular plays of the troupe. The production has received huge response from theatre lovers at both home and abroad. We will be staging the play at an upcoming theatre festival in India at the end of this month,’ said Zahid Ripon.

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