Ami O Rabindranath to be staged at Mahila Samity July 12
Publish | 06 Jul 2019, 18:19
Prangane Mor, the popular theatre organisations of the country, is going to stage its much-acclaimed production ‘Ami O Rabindranath’ at 7:00pm on July 12 at a stage of Bangladesh Mahila Samiti in the capital.
Ami O Rabindranath, scripted and directed by Nuna Afroz, depicts Tagore’s life and works through an eye of his devoted reader.
In the story of the play, Athoi visits the famous Shilaidaha Kuthibari (former residence of Bengal’s most celebrated poet, Rabindranath Tagore) in Kushtia along with her friends. There, she begins to explore Kuthibari and begins to ascend the steps of the staircase.
Suddenly, Rabindranath himself appears before her. He offers to show Athoi around Kuthibari. In a trance, Athoi completely loses focus from her friends and reality. She begins speaking to Rabindranath. A 29-year-old, 69-year-old, 21-year-old and also 80-year-old Rabindranath appears before Athoi.
With the images of all different ages, the writer discusses his work and phases of the different times of his life with Athoi. With Tagore’s various transformations in age, Athoi also begins to transform in age. Different aspects of Rabindranath’s life are shared through the different phases portrayed in the play.
Speaking about the production, Nuna said, “My plan and hardwork become successful as it gained love and appreciation from the audience”.
Nuna Afroz performed as Athoi, the main character of the production.
The cast of the play includes Ananto Hira, Awal Reza, Ramiz Raju, Towhid Biplab and Sarwar Saikat.
Nuna Afroze has also designed the play and costumes, while Ramiz Raju and Toufique Robin have designed the music and light respectively.
The premiere of the play was held on February 11 in 2016.