Friday, 29 September, 2023

‘A Mother in Mannville’ at Shilpakala today

‘A Mother in Mannville’ at Shilpakala today
A scene from ‘A Mother in Mannville’

Theater troupe Prachyanat will stage their new in-house play ‘A Mother in Manville’ at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital today. The two shows of the play will be staged at 6:00pm and 7:30pm.

 Based on the short story of American writer Marjorie Keenan Rawlings, the play has been dramatised by Md. Shawkat Hossain Sajib and directed by Farhad Hamid. Prachyanat in-house is a rehearsal room-based theatre practice, where members of the group do experimental work.

‘A Mother in Mannville’ is a heart-touching short story, exploring love, sacrifice and the importance of human connections. The story revolves around Jerry, a orphan boy and a writer. Jerry is a skilled and hardworking boy who lives in an orphanage. In addition, the writer visits the guest house of the orphanage for a few days to write her biography.

As the story progresses it is seen that these two characters come closer. Jerry also feels lonely and craves a mother’s love, which happens in his imagination. On the other hand, the writer is trying to start a new life. At one point in the play, a new connection is discovered between the writer and Jerry.

The 55-minute English play stars Diana Meriline Chowdhury, Ahmaad Saki, Audree Ja Ameen, SreyanWadee, ChondrobinduTota, Faisal IbneMizan Ray, Nahida Akhter Akhi, TanjiKun, Swatee Bhadra and Supti Das Chaity.

The play’s set is designed by Faisal Ibne Mizan Ray, light is designed by Nahida Akhter Akhi while music is done by AB Siddiki.