Thursday, 2 December, 2021

‘Ami O Rabindranath’ to be staged at BSA today

Popular theatre troupe Prangonemor will stage its much-acclaimed production ‘Ami O Rabindranath’ at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) at 07:00pm today. 

Scripted and directed by Nuna Afroz, ‘Ami O Rabindranath’ depicts Tagore’s life and works through an eye of his devoted reader.

In the story of the play, Athoi (a reader) visits the famous Shilaidaha Kuthibari (former residence of Rabindranath Tagore) in Kushtia along with her friends. There, she begins to explore Kuthibari and begins to ascend the steps of the staircase. Suddenly, Rabindranath himself appears before her. He offers to show Athoi around Kuthibari. In a trance, Athoi completely loses focus from her friends and reality.

She begins speaking to Rabindranath.  A 29-year-old, 69-year-old, 21-year-old and also 80-year-old Rabindranath appears before Athoi.

With the images of all different ages, the writer discusses his works and phases of the different times of his life with Athoi. With Tagore’s various transformations in age, Athoi also begins to transform in age. Different aspects of Rabindranath’s life are shared through the different phases portrayed in the play.

Probable cast of the play are- Nuna Afroz, Anonto Hira, Awal Reza, Ramiz Raju, Touhid Biplob and Sarwar Saikat. 

Alongside acting, Nuna Afroz has designed the costume and manch for the play.