• Love and marriage on Kiev's anti-government barricades
  • Britain braces for more floods after violent storm
  • Prosperous Bangladesh in India's interest, says Indian president
  • Two ‘robbers’ killed in Moulvibazar and Jessore ‘shootouts’
  • Aman denied bail, sent to jail
  • Smaller planes in demand as Asia travel boom deepens
  • Writ seeks application of Bangla language everywhere
  • Two killed in Brahmanbaria road crash
  • Govt probing into Al-Qaeda threat
  • I will quit House if my wealth proved illegal: Bodi
  • Special prayer for dead school children Feb 17: Minister
  • Govt orders lawmen to kill BNP activists, alleges Rizvi
  • Khaleda graft case hearing deferred
  • 4 to die for murdering village police in Bagerhat
  • HC questions uncontested winning provision of RPO
  • Ensure rights of workers, PM asks officials
  • Train bomb kills five in Pakistan
  • Plane carrying 18 people missing in Nepal: officials
  • No existence of al-Qaeda in Bangladesh: Shahriar
HOME  TIMEOUT
  
Print Friendly and PDF

Karma Coffee entertains audience

Cultural Correspondent

Actors perform in Karma Coffee on Friday at the Red Shift Coffee Lounge of Bay’s Galleria in Gulshan. — Ali Hossain MintuActors perform in Karma Coffee on Friday at the Red Shift Coffee Lounge of Bay’s Galleria in Gulshan. — Ali Hossain Mintu

Thought provoking comedy Karma Coffee was premiered on Friday at the Red Shift Coffee Lounge of Bay’s Galleria in Gulshan celebrating the Valentine’s Day.
The English play, written by writer Shazia Omar and directed by Amit Ashraf, features a day’s event in a young man’s life when he was forced to date with four women, set by his elder sister, to pick a suitable spouse.
One of the women is a successful executive who does not understand anything but money, another one is a health freak, the third one is a ‘stern feminist’, and the forth woman is a famous singer.
All the four dating scenes take place in a coffee shop named Karma Coffee, but the play never appears monotonous due to the witty dialogue dictions and spontaneous acting, which made the audience burst out in laughter. 
But, the play is not just a mere entertainment portraying some weird events at a coffee shop, rather satirises the contemporary social milieu and addresses women issues such as early marriage, rape, stalking and dowry. 
‘It’s an entertaining comedy dealing with the contemporary society,’ the playwright Shazia Omar told New Age.
A jam-packed audience enjoyed the premiere show.  ‘The play was well written and entertaining one.  I really enjoyed the show,’ Shibley Rahman, from Mohakhali, told New Age.




Reader’s Comment

comments powered by Disqus
   

Sultan Utsab ends

Children participate in an art-camp organised as part of the two-day Sultan Utsab in Narail.
The two-day Sultan Utsab organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy ended on Saturday through a seminar at the Shishu Swargo auditorium in Narail. The concluding day’s event also featured a journey by boat on the Chitra River and a cultural show at... Full story

Joler Gaan moves hundreds of audience

Joler Gaan performs in the open air concert at the Bakultala in faculty of fine arts at Dhaka University on Friday. — New Age photo
Tens of thousands of people of all ages gathered on the Dhaka University campus on Friday to celebrate the Valentine’s Day. And those who could enter into the faculty of fine arts of the university considered themselves lucky to be a part of the moving... Full story

Tahsan and the Sufis perform at IGCC

Tahsan renders a song at the programme. — New Age photo
Popular singer Tahsan entertained a full-hall audience at the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre in Gulshan on Friday. The singer, with his recently formed band named Tahsan and the Sufis, presented original songs and also covered a few popular English... Full story

Bollywood film depicts birth of Bangladesh

A poster of Gunday.
The plot of Gunday kicks off from the violence that surrounded the creation of Bangladesh. But nobody expected the film be an illuminating history lesson about the subcontinent. The snazzy pre-release teasers did however raise visions of a fast-paced, entertaining... Full story

Karma Coffee entertains audience

Actors perform in Karma Coffee on Friday at the Red Shift Coffee Lounge of Bay’s Galleria in Gulshan. — Ali Hossain Mintu
Thought provoking comedy Karma Coffee was premiered on Friday at the Red Shift Coffee Lounge of Bay’s Galleria in Gulshan celebrating the Valentine’s Day. The English play, written by writer Shazia Omar and directed by Amit Ashraf, features a day’s event in... Full story

Ken Loach gets lifetime award

Ken Loach
British director Ken Loach has addressed reports that his next film will be his last, as he received a lifetime achievement prize in Germany. ‘We’ll have to see,’ said Loach, 77, noting that filmmaking requires ‘a physical stamina’ that tails off ‘when you get into... Full story

3rd Kibria print fair begins today

Dhaka Art Centre in Dhanmondi will celebrate its fifth founding anniversary organising a weeklong Kibria Print Fair beginning from today. Dhaka Art centre has been organising the fair since 2011 to pay homage to the late iconic... Full story

AROUND THE TOWN

Exhibition Dhaka and Osaka By: Hashem Khan and Mohammad Iqbal Time: 12pm to 8pm Date: February 06 to March... Full story
  • Online Poll


    Do you think that the government has successfully brought back normalcy in public life after the January 5 elections?

    • Yes
    • No
    • No comment
    Ajax Loader