Monday, 5 June, 2023

‘Trial of Surya Sen’ to be staged at BSA today

Country’s leading theatre troupe ‘Dhaka Padatik’ will stage its much-acclaimed production ‘Trial of Surya Sen’ at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital this evening.

Based on the anti-British movement, the play has been written and directed by noted playwright Masum Aziz. This is the 38th production of Dhaka Padatik.

The play depicts the trial of revolutionary Masterda Surya Sen, who is noted for leading the 1930 Chattogram armoury raid in Chattogram during the British rule.

The play begins with Masterda Surya Sen’s trial in progress in a court room. A lawyer questions Surya Sen about the activities of anti-British revolutionaries as he stands in front of the judge. Thus the story of the play continues.

The main characters of the drama are Surya Sen, Pritilata, Kalpana Dutta, Ambika Chakravarti, Lokenath Bal, Nirmalsen while 40 other characters will be seen in this play.

 Surya Sen was a revolutionary who was influential in the Indian independence movement (against the British rule) and who is noted for leading the 1930 Chittagong armoury raid in Chittagong of Bengal in British India (now in Bangladesh). Sen was a school teacher by profession and was popularly called as Masterda.