A member of the prestigious theatre troupe, Prachyanat, Preeti managed time to indulge in a chat with The Daily Star.
Marjorie Kinnan’s “A Mother in Mannville” revolves around the theme of love, sacrifice and society.
The play is an adaptation from the famous novel of the same name, authored by the eminent novelist Akhteruzzaman Elias. The plot is a comprehensive narrative of the lives of people during the partition in 1947. Through this story, the novelist has brought out the life and reality of the time with a skillful hand.
The festival included four exhibitions, namely Made in Bangladesh by Prachyanat, Voices of Bangladesh by iCan Foundation, Moheshkhali Exhibition by University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh and Hum Studio Interactive, and Auyoni: Beyond Sexuality by Ayreen Khan which were displayed at Gallery 1 of the BSA.
The play tells the story of a transgender person, Kamala, who is in a relationship with the son of a minister. When the minister learns about this relationship, he arranges for Kamala to be murdered. Later, they frame another transgender person, Anarkali, for the murder of Kamala.
I found myself looking for him beyond the pages of Elias's novel, among the old men who beg on the streets of Dhaka, or in the madman lying on the footpath, trying to say something in a huff or lost in a hallucination on the open road.
Eminent theatre troupe Prachyanat staged their highly praised production Bon Manush, directed by Baqar Bakul, yesterday at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
On the 38th anniversary of Dhaka Padatik, Prachyanat will stage its production “Kinu Kaharer Thetar” for the landmark 50th time, at the National Theatre Hall, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at 7pm today. The acclaimed play, written by Manoj Mitra and directed by Kaji Taufiqul Islam Imon, transports the audience to an imaginary country named Puttna, ruled by a fraudulent king. The comedy moves forward with several humorous