An eight-day drama festival with the participation of the theatre troupes from Bangladesh and India will begin at Rajshahi University today.
RU theatre department and Indian High Commission in Bangladesh will jointly organise the festival while a total of ten dramas will be staged by the ten participating theatre troupes from Bangladesh and India at the university Kazi Nazrul Islam auditorium.
The festival will begin with staging of Tiner Talowar, directed Mehbub Alam and performed by the Rajshahi University theatre troupe, at the RU Kazi Nazrul Isam auditorium following an inaugural ceremony while minister of cultural affairs Asaduzzaman Noor will inaugurate the festival with Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran and RU vice chancellor Professor Muhammad Mizanuddin in attendance.
Drama ‘Jadu Bongsho’, directed by Monoj Mitro and performed by the Sundaram theatre troupe of Kolkata, will be staged on October 29 while dramas ‘Taser Desh’, performed by the Chittagong University theatre troupe, and ‘Aurangzeb’, directed by Ananta Heera and performed by Dhaka-based theatre troupe Prangone Mor, will be staged on October 30.
Dramas ‘Sham Rai’, directed by Ruhul Ameen and performed by Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University theatre troupe, and ‘Bangali’, directed by Abdul Halim and performed by Jagannath University theatre troupe, will be staged on October 31 while dramas ‘Kabi’, directed by Usuf Hasan and performed by Jahangirnagar University theatre troupe, and ‘ Ami Madhobi’, directed by Sonjoy Kor and performed by the Natyobhumi theatre troupe of Tripura, will be staged on November 1 and 2.
On the next day, drama ‘Socrateser Jobanbondi’, directed by Ali Mahmud and performed by Dhaka-based theatre troupe Drisyopot, will be staged while drama ‘Rudhdho Songit’, directed by Bratto Bosu and performed by Kalindi Bratyajon theatre of Kolkata, will be staged on the concluding day.
The shows will took place at the same time and same place.