‘Pulsirat’ to be staged at Shilpakala today

Culture Desk

9 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

‘Pulsirat’ to be staged at Shilpakala today

Theatre troupe Prachyanaut’s popular production ‘Pulsirat’ will be staged at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at 07:00pm today. 

 The play ‘Pulsirat’ is an adaptation of the famous novel ‘Men in the Sun’ by Palestinian writer Ghassan Khanafani. Translated by Masumul Alam and scripted by Monirul Islam, Kazi Toufiqul Islam Emon has directed the play. 

The story of the drama is about three Palestinian refugees named Abu Kayes, Asad and Marwan, seeking to travel from the refugee camps in Iraq to Kuwait where they hope to find work as labourers in the oil boom. The three men each arrange with a clerk at a local store to be smuggled to Kuwait by a driver named Abul Khaijuran. The men are treated gruffly and are humiliated by the process. Once they finally arrange for travel, they are forced to ride in the back of the truck across the desert on their way to Kuwait. At several checkpoints, the men hide in a large, empty, water tank in the stifling mid-day heat as the driver arranges paperwork to get through. Thus, the story of ‘Pulsirat’ goes forward on.

Actors Azad Abul Kalam, Shahriar Sajeeb, Monirul Islam Rubel, Saiful Islam Journal and Chetona Rahman will play prominent roles in the play.