‘Hargaj’ in int’l theatre festival

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23 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

‘Hargaj’ in int’l theatre festival

Theatre troupe Swapnadal’s much-acclaimed production ‘Hargaj’ will be staged on International Online Theatre Festival 2021, organised by Indian theatre troupe Sabuj Sanskritic Kendra. ‘Hargaj’ will be aired on Sabuj Sanskritic Kendra’s Facebook page and YouTube channel at 8:30pm today. 

The International Online Theatre Festival 2021 began on June 20. The 28-day festival includes a total of 28 productions from Bangladesh, Iran, France, Pakistan and India.

Written by Natyacharya Selim Al Deen, ‘Hargaj’ has been directed by Zahid Repon. The play is based on a true story. It depicts the sufferings of people living in a village named Hargaj under Manikganj district which was devastated by a tornado in 1989.

In the play, an aid-team arrives at the tornado-hit village. The tornado shatters the bustling locale of farmers, killing hundreds of people and damaging a large part of the area. Abid, the   protagonist of the play, gets strange experiences in his aid-tour.

The playwright sees experiences and narrates different aspects of life through the eyes of Abid during the time of the disaster.