Swapnadal stages two productions in SakhipurCultural Correspondent
Swapnadal staged two of its popular productions ‘Chitrangada’ and ‘Tringsha Shatabdee’ at Sakhipur upazila in Tangail district recently.
Swapnadal staged the plays as part of a two-day cultural programme organised by a local organisation Abahan Sahitya O Sangskritik Sangathan.
A good number of audiences enjoyed the plays staged on the premise of ‘Shishuswarga.’ The troupe staged the play in narrative form of the play based on Tagore’s lyrical drama version of Chitrangada. However, staging of the Tagore’s dance drama version of Chitrangada is quite popular in the country.
Directed by Zahid Repon, the play highlights
inherent beauty over the physical beauty through the affair of the legend Arjun and the ugly looking Manipuri princess named Chitrangada, who falls in love with the legend as mentioned in the epic Mahabharata.
Arjun, however, does not show interest in her. When Chitrangada earns beauty as the blessings of God Madon and Bashonto, Arjun gets attracted towards her. Subsequently, Chitrangada realises, it’s her physical beauty that attracts Arjun, but not herself.
The other production Tringsha Shatabdee, also directed by Repon, is an adaptation of Indian playwright Badal Sarkar’s play having the same title, opens with a narrator who raises questions about the war and seeks speedy trial of war-criminals of 1971.
He interrogates some historical characters such as Einstein (who invented the theory of atom bomb), Major Fereby (the pilot of the aircraft that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima), and Major Claude Itharby (who carried the nuclear bomb to Nagasaki and later became insane on his realisation of the crime).
In addition, he raises questions about contemporary brutal war waged by the American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Subsequently the play turns itself into the context of Bangladesh and urges for the trial of war criminals.
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