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POST TIME: 23 May, 2019 12:19:50 AM
Mohakal to stage 50th show of ‘Nilakhyan’ today
Dramatist and director of the play to be honoured
DL Desk, Dhaka

Mohakal to stage 50th show 
of ‘Nilakhyan’ today

On the occasion of completing the eventful journey of 36 years, which will be marked on July 14, theatre troupe Mahakal Natya Sampraday is going to organise a year-long programme.

The year-long celebration will be featuring staging plays in different countries, workshop, bringing new plays on stage, theatre festival and others.

As a part of the celebration, the troupe will stage the 50th show of its much-acclaimed production titled ‘Nilakhyan’ today at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital.

State minister for Cultural Affairs K M Khalid will be present as the chief guest to enjoy the 50th show of the play, while Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation secretary general Kamal Bayazid will be present as special guest and executive director of Nazrul Institute Manik Mohammad Razzak will be present as guest of honour.

Presided over by Mahakal Natya Sampraday president Mir Zahid Hasan, dramatist Anan Zaman and director Yousuf Hasan Arko will be honoured at the event.

Based on the National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam’s short story ‘Shapure’, the play has been adapted by Anan Zaman. Director Yousuf Hasan Arko uses the traditional narrative theatre technique to present the story of a snake-charmer. The play, which is the 36th production of the troupe, narrates the story of a snake-charmer whose dilemma over the desires for physical love and spiritual attainment takes the centre stage.

The probable cast of the play includes Poly Biswas, Tonu Ghosh, Litu Mondal, Monami Islam Kanak, Jerin Tasneem Esha, Sonia Islam and Nirjhor Odhikary, among others.

Director Yousuf Hasan Arko also directed music for the play and has designed the set. Choreography by Zerin Tasneem Esha, Thandu Raihan has done the light design.

Where: BSA, Segun Bagicha

When: 7:30pm, today