Two days prior to the national day of mourning, Mohakal Nattya Shamproday staged the opening show of Srabon Tragedy at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Monday.
40 artistes in different roles rehearsed tirelessly for a month and a half to bring the characters of history to life on stage. The grand narrative on the gruesome last days of Srabon (rainy season on the Bengali calendar) in 1975 captivated the audience.
The biographical depiction of Bangabandhu in Srabon Tragedy is written by Associate Professor of Jahangirnagar University's Drama and Dramatics Department, Anan Zaman and directed by Assistant Professor of Department of Theatre and Performance Studies of Dhaka University, Ashiq Rahman Leeon. Srabon Tragedy is the 40th production of Mohakal Nattya Shamproday, which celebrated 35 years of its founding anniversary this year.
Supported by The Ministry of Cultural Affairs, along with different government and non-government organisations, the play is a tribute to the Father of the Nation.
A second show of Srabon Tragedy will be staged today at the Main Hall, Jatiya Nattyasala, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at 7:15 pm.