Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Swapnadal’s ‘Helen Keller’ at Shilpakala today

Popular theatre troupe Swapnadal will stage its much-acclaimed production Helen Keller at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) this evening.

The mono-drama ‘Helen Keller’ is written by Apurba Kumar Kundu and directed by Zahid Repon. Juyena Shabnam performs Helen Keller in the play.

The play depicts the life, works, dreams, struggle and philosophy of the legend and ‘Wonder of the World’ Helen Keller. She was a deaf-dumb-blind person, but able to overcome all the obstacles by her extreme self-confidence and also by the extraordinary support of her teacher Anne Sullivan.

Helen proved to the world that deaf people could all learn to communicate and that they could survive in the hearing world. She is one of the most famous deaf people in history and she is an idol to many deaf people in the world. 

She died in her sleep on June 1, 1968.