For the first time, a Bangladeshi theatre production has been selected to be performed at the cultural event of the prestigious Commonwealth Games. TheatrEX Bangladesh's latest stage production “Dokhina Sundori” will be staged on July 24 at the Tin Forest Theatre Festival with assistance from British Council -- organised to mark the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. From the 71 Commonwealth nations, six countries – India, New Zealand, England, Malta and Jamaica – will stage plays at the Games. Written by Shahman Maishan and directed by Sudip Chakrabarthy, the play portrays the rich culture, heritage and beliefs on Bengal, against the backdrop of Sunderbans.
The play will see its first staging on June 13-15 in Dhaka, following which TheatrEX – formed by former students of Dhaka University's Theatre Department, will take “Dokhina Sundori” to England's Manchester where it will participate at the Contacting The World Theatre Festival on July 9, and the Shedlink Celebration at London's Chickenshed Theatre on July 13-14.