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18 March, 2018 07:57:43 AM
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Prachyanat to participate at Theatre Olympics in India

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Prachyanat to participate at Theatre Olympics in India

Theatre troupe Prachyanat’s 15th production ‘Kinu Kaharer Thetar’ will be participating at the 8th edition of the Theatre Olympics. Hosted by India’s National School of Drama, Theatre Olympics, one of the biggest international theatre festivals in the world, is currently underway in India.

Prachyanat will stage its play Kinu Kaharer Thetar’ at Delhi and Bhopal on March 21 and 23 respectively. The troupe will leave for India tomorrow.

Written by Manoj Mitra and directed by Kaji Taufiqul Islam Imon, the play revolves around an imaginary country named Putna, where the minister of state of Putna has abused a woman. The governor general says, ‘If it is not settled by law, the throne will be seized’. The king is now in trouble, the minister of state is his best friend, so how can he submit him to have 14 slams of whip? He advises the minister to find out someone who will come to the court and state that he is the actual one to do the bad thing, not the minister, so that the punishment will be delivered to him. Jagadamba hands her husband Ghontakarna to the minister in exchange of four bags of money.

Since then, all thieves, robbers, marked criminals have gathered in line at Ghontakarna’s yard, with bags of money; they do the evil, punishment goes to ‘punishment receiving officer’ Ghontakarna. Jagadamba is happy that her husband has learnt to earn money. The king is happy for the throne is saved.

The minister of state is happy, because there is no problem of law and order. Peace is everywhere, but it doesn’t continue as easily. The king suddenly gets accused of murder of a goat. The intelligent governor general submits him to be hanged. The king says, “What is to worry for? I have monthly payee servant Ghontakarna- Go, Ghontakarna, stand up on the dice and get hanged.” Then what happens?

The play is a satirical play, where Putna kingdom depicts Bangladesh. The king, governor general, minister of state, Ghontakarna reminds us of the government, opposition, judiciary systems and the common people.

Beginning from February 17, the festival will run till April 8 in major cities located in India.

KK

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