Hasonjaner Raja staged at BSA

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17th August, 2019 12:26:04 printer

Hasonjaner Raja staged at BSA

Popular theatre troupe Prangonemor staged its 13th production titled ‘Hasonjaner Raja’ on Friday at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital.

Written by eminent writer Shakoor Majid and directed by Ananta Hira, the play Hasonjaner Raja is based on the story of famous Bengali poet, mystic philosopher, songwriter and zamindar Hason Raja.

The different roles of the play played by Ramiz Razu, Awal Reza, Mainul Tawhid, Sagor Roy, Shuvechchha Rahman, Jewel Rana, Asha, Prokriti, Preeti, Sujay, Niru, Sumon, Badhon and Ruma.

Fayez Jahir designed the stage for the play, while popular singer Selim Chowdhury was the music advisor and music of the play was planned by Thandu Raihan.

The play was staged for the first time on April 20 2018 at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

Hason Raja (1854-1922) was a landlord of the Sunamganj district, who inherited huge areas of land property at his teenage. He accustomed with reckless life because of huge money and power. But in his mid-fifties life took a turn when he realised that wealth is the main cause of all wrong in the world.

Then he wrote off all his wealth in a will and started a journey of self-discovery traveling on boats through the haors.