Sunday, 5 December, 2021

‘Two Strangers vs Oleander Flower’ to be staged at BSA today

Theatre troupe Space and Acting Research Centre will stage its acclaimed production ‘Two Strangers vs Oleander Flower’ (pandemic version) at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy this evening.

The audience will see two stage shows of the play today; the first show will begin at 07:00pm while second show will start from 08:00pm.

Ashish Khondker has written and directed the play, which revolves around two strangers who decide to travel across the world to look for their father.

As they set out on the journey they discover many secrets, laws of nature and others. But they are followed by a mysterious magic mirror they cannot get rid of. Afterward, they come across a ship where they find an old man guarding the ship and a woman who claims to be the daughter of a woodcutter. He tells them that their father has disappeared. The guard tells them that he has the key to the gate of a city where grows the elusive oleander flower that has magical powers.

The two brothers stab the guard and take the key. They set out on a quest to find the flower and the city. As the brothers exit the scene, the dying guard discloses that he still has the real key and his killers left with the fake one.

Farhad Hossain Shaon, Toto Timothy, Manisha Orchy, Omar Faruk, and Muzharul Islam will play different roles in the play.