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26 November, 2019 09:59:57 AM

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Curtain falls on int’l theatre fest ‘BotTala Ranga Mela’ today

‘Khona’ to be staged as closing play
DL DESK, Dhaka
Curtain falls on int’l theatre fest ‘BotTala Ranga Mela’ today
A scene from the play ‘Khona’ by BotTala. Photo : courtesy

The curtain will fall on the 11-day international theatre festival ‘BotTala Ranga Mela 2019’ today at the Liberation War Museum in the capital’s Agargaon area.

Veteran playwright, director and actor Mamunur Rashid will be bestowed with the lifetime achievement award at the closing ceremony of the festival.

Today, the closing day of the festival will begin with a screening of the documentary ‘Mancha Sarathi: Ataur Rahman’ at 3:30pm. Later, Performance Studies Department of Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University will present a performance art ‘Chhaya’ at 6pm.

At 7:30pm, host troupe BotTala will stage its much-acclaimed production ‘Khona’.

The play ‘Khona’ is scripted by Samina Luthfa Nitra and directed by Mohammad Ali Haider. The story of Khona is always shrouded in mystery, despite of numerous interpretations by people throughout the ages. But all stories eventually centring on Khona indicate that she was an astrologer just as her husband Mihir and father-in-law Varaha Mihir.

This year, a total of 10 theatre troupes--two troupes from Bangladesh and eight troupes from abroad-- staged their plays every day at 7:30pm during the festival. Along with Bangladesh, the participating countries in the festival are India, Spain, Iran and Nepal.

Some of the notable plays were staged in the festival include ‘Mysterious Gift’ (Iran), ‘4.48 Psychosis’ (Nepal), ‘Biswa Mangal’ (India), ‘Macbeth’ (Bangladesh), ‘Shluk’ (India), ‘Blackhole’ (India) and ‘Acharya Profulla Chandra’ (India).

 

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