Five-day theatre festival at JU starts today

Published : 04 Jun 2023 10:10 PM

The Jahangirnagar University (JU) campus will host a five-day long "Natya Parbon 2023" theater festival beginning on Monday. The event will be put on by Jahangirnagar Theatre, one of the university's most illustrious cultural organizations, with the theme "Songskritir Obogahone Shuddho Hok Protiti" (Be pure in the scours of capture).

The fest would go on from 5 to 9 June. The festival will be officially opened by the organization's president and Professor A.K.M. Shanawaz of the JU Archeology Department followed by a rally.

Omar Faruk Banna,  general secretary of the organization said  "Renowned theatre troupes are set to stage their productions at the Selim Al Deen Muktomoncho every day at 7:30  in the evening during the fest."

"Prominent cultural personalities would be awarded for their contribution to the field of theatre and culture," he added. 

Theatre troupe Ontorjatra will stage its production titled "Bonopangshul" on Monday (5 June), while Aranyak Natya Dal will stage "Kohe Facebook" on Tuesday (6 June).

Jahangirnagar Theatre will stage "Drityo Mittur Aage" on Wednesday(7 June), and Drisshopot will stage "Socrates Er Jobanbondhi" on the concluding day.

Rezwan Ahmed, a social activist from Gaibandha, and theatre artiste Ali Mahmud will be awarded at the festival for their contribution to their respective fields.