Eight-day theatre festival ends in CtgAnwar Hussain . Chittagong.
The eight-day theatre festival, organised by Chittagong based troupe Uttaradhikar, concluded on Thursday through the staging of Tagore’s classic ‘Muktadhara’ by Ganayan Natya Sampraday at the Chittagong Shilpakala Academy.
The local troupe’s production of ‘Muktadhara’ is directed by Kuntal Barua, a teacher of dramatics department at Chittagong University.
Earlier, on Wednesday, another Chittagong based theatre troupe Somikaran Theatre staged its nineteenth production titled ‘Samparker Abortey’, written and directed by Swapan Bhattacharya.
Uttaradhikar, a Chittagong based theatre troupe, has organized the eight-day festival titled ‘Uttaradhikar- Natyacharchar Alokito Uttaradhikar’ at Chittagong District Shilpakala Academy to celebrate its tenth founding anniversary.
A total of eight theatre troupes- two Dhaka based and six local – staged eight theatre productions at the festival, which began on April 5 through a colourful inauguration programme. On the inaugural day Nandimukh, a theatre troupe of Chittagong staged ‘Urnajal’.
While talking to New Age, Zahedul Alam, convener of Uttaradhikar Theatre Festival Celebration Council 2012 expressed his satisfaction saying that they received a huge response, both from the theatre troupes and the audience.
‘The audience is the life of stage drama. We thank our audience for braving the stormy weather to enjoy the drama. We also express our gratitude to the participating theatre troupes who responded to our invitation to make the festival a success’ said Zahedul Alam.
‘The history of stage drama in Chittagong is very old. Stage drama has bright prospects if the government comes forward and patronises it’ Zahedul added.
The theatre festival also featured music, dance and recitation to add colour to the festival every day.
‘The absence of modern infrastructure at Chittagong Shilpakala Academy is hindering the art. The patronisation from the government is a must to spread drama to every nook and cranny of the country’, said Mazharul Alam Titumir, a theatre activist of Uttaradhikar troupe and also the member secretary of Uttaradhikar Theatre Festival Celebration Council 2012.
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