The seven-day long theatre fest, Notuner Utshab 2019, begins today at the National Theatre Hall, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA). It is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Unilever, Berger Paints and Dhaka Bank Limited.
During the festival, seven plays will premiere at 7 pm every day, at the National Theatre Hall, BSA. On the first day, the play Kalo Joler Kabbo, directed by Pantho Shahriar will be staged. It is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, casting Asaduzzaman Noor as Shylock. This will be followed by Shamim Shagor’s Radharomon on the second day. The third day will showcase Akashey Phuitese Phul-Letokahon, a drama directed by Dr Roton Siddique and Hridi Huq. An adaptation of Tagore’s Aruproton, directed by Saidur Rahman Lipon, will be staged on the fourth day. Kazi Toufiqul Islam Emon’s Khwabnama, inspired by Akhteruzzaman Elias’s novel of the same name, will be presented on the fifth day. O Monpahia, scripted and directed by Shubasish Sinha, will be staged on the sixth day.
The festival will conclude with Mostafiz Shahin’s Lottery, featuring visually impaired actors on stage, with Sara Zaker as its dramaturge.