Theatre troupe Prangonemor staged their 12th production, Darao Jonmo Jodi Tobo Bonge, at the Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mahila Samiti on June 29, 2019.
Written by Apurba Kumar Kundu, the play has been directed by Ananta Hira. The play is written about Michael Madhusudan Dutta’s tensed mindset during his dying moments at Alipur Charitable Hospital. The final journey of Michael continues along with his search for the answers of the imaginary questions by his recently departed life partner, art mate and wife Henrietta. In this journey, different fragments of diagrams of many acceptances, denials and creations create an undivided map, one side of which shows the bohemian lifestyle of Michael, while the other shows the artistic life created by him. This play searches for the truth that happened in Michael’s life.
“Michael Madhusudan Dutta wrote classics like Sharmishtha, the first drama of Bengali literature; Ratnaboli, the first translated drama of Bengali Language; Ekei Ki Bole Sobbhyota and Buro Shaliker Ghare Ro, successful comedies of Bengali language; and Krishnakumari, the first tragedy of Bengali literature. He wrote the first epic of Bengali language in blank verse. A pioneer of the tradition of dedicating books in Bengali, Michael also wrote the first sonnet in Bengali. This play depicts the philosophy and literary works by him,” said Ananta Hira.
Ananta Hira donned the role of Michael Madhushudhan Dutta while Ramiz Raju and Suvechha Rahman enacted Bidya Sagar and Henrietta in the play. Nuna Afroz designed stage and costume while Ahmed Sojan designed light. Ramiz Raju did the music for the production.