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5 of the best new theatre productions of 2013

Update : 26 Dec 2013, 06:36 PM

Swapnopothik

Popular theatre troupe Aranyak’s newest play Swapnopothik is written by Harun Rashid and directed by thespian Mamunur Rashid. The touching play is based on the Savar tragedy that snatched normalcy from the lives of a staggering number of people.

Chaka

The tragic story of Deen’s masterpiece Chaka is portrayed in a circular stage, through a combination of narration, dialogue and action. Directed by young theatre artiste Sudip Chakroborthy, the first year and graduate students of the theatre department of DU makes the play lively and authentic.

Bon Manush

Prachyanat, a leading theatre troupe in the country, made another mark with its 27th production Bon Manush. Directed by Baqar Bokul, the play is a translated version of Eugene O’ Neill’s The Hairy Ape. The Nobel Laureate playwright’s drama features how unjustly the working class is treated through the tragedy of a brutish person named Yank.

Goodnight, Ma

Goodnight, Ma is an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning play Night, Mother by Marsha Norman, and is directed by Wahida Mallick Jolly. The play is about a daughter who carefully prepares her suicide, and mother unable to stop her. It is an utterly fascinating piece of writing, which explores themes of family, care-giving, illness, and suicide.

Konthonalite Shurjo

Tirandaj Natyadal’s eighth production Konthonalite Shurjo represents the helpless condition of an individual who is victim of identity crisis, selfishness, materialism and many other issues against the backdrop of today’s society. The play is written by Mohit Chatyapadhay and directed by Rajib Dey.

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