Battola stages 50th show of ‘Crutch-er Colonel’

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 23:46, Feb 16,2020


A scene from ‘Crutch-er Colonel’. — Press release

Theatre troupe Battola staged the 50th show of its popular play ‘Crutch-er Colonel’ at Dr Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mahila Samity on Saturday.

The play has been adapted from Shahaduzzaman’s novel of the same by Soumya Sarkar and Samina Luthfa Nitra.

‘Crutch-er Colonel, directed by Mohammad Ali Haider, portrays the life of leftist politician and one of the most decorated war heroes of the country Colonel Taher.

The play begins with theatre activists, playing army personnel, parading on stage. It then shifts to the rehearsal room of a theatre troupe, which is planning to stage a play on Colonel Taher.

From then on, the play progresses through shifting scenes – between the rehearsal room of the troupe and the play they intend to stage.

The play ends with Colonel Taher being tried by a ‘kangaroo court’, which awards death sentence to him.

BotTala artistes Imran Khan Munna, Kazi Roksana Ruma, M I Ripon, Toufique Hasan Bhuiyan, Ivan Riaz, Md Sayed and others acted in the play.

Following the show, family members of Colonel Taher and Supreme Court lawyer Jyotirmoy Barua handed over crests to actors and designers of the play.

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