An eleven-day international theatre festival titled ‘BotTala RonggoMela 2019’ begins today at the Liberation War Museum in the capital. The festival is organised by popular theatre troupe ‘BotTala’.
Renowned theatre personality Ataur Rahman will inaugurate the event while cultural affairs secretary Dr. Md. Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal will grace the occasion as the chief guest.New generation playwrights Sadhana Ahmed, Ruma Modak and Shubhashish Sinha will attend the ceremony as special guests.
Ten troupes from five countries will perform in the festival. Including Bangladesh the other countries are India, Iran, Spain and Nepal. The troupes will perform on their stage plays everyday at 07:30 pm during the festival.
The opening day will see the BotTala's play ‘Crutch-er Colonel’, based on the life of Liberation War hero and one of the masterminds of the November 7 coup, Colonel Taher.
This year's BotTala Lifetime Achievement Award will be handed on the closing day to noted actor-director- playwright Mamunur Rashid.
Aside from the staging of plays, there will be live music, plays and performance art on the open premises of the Museum’ every day from 06:00pm.