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Prachyanat to stage ‘Neel Purush’ at Asian Youth Theatre Festival

Published : 18 Nov 2020 07:44 PM

For the last four years, Singapore Birds Theatre has been organizing 'Asian Youth Theatre Festival' with various drama troupes from Asia.

Due to coronavirus, this 4-day festival has been organized online from 19 November 2020. Each team will participate in this festival with zoom software. Like in previous years, the popular theatre troupe of Bangladesh Prachyanat is taking part in this festival again. At the festival, Prachyanat will perform their play 'Neel Purush'. Saiful Islam Journal has written and directed the play with the thoughts of Azad Abul Kalam.

It will star Rocky Khan, Ahmed Saki, Uchhbas Talukder, Saurandya Priyadarshini, Adri Ja Amin, Urmi Saha Roy. 

Theatre groups from 10 countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar and Bangladesh are participating in the festival.This time the theme of the festival is 'Human Connection'. Today, November 19, Prachyanat's play "Neel Purush" will be staged.

The play shows a man writing a letter to his parents. He was born in a Bengali family. When he is a little older he is seen to be colour blind. When he grew up, he went to America and attracted everyone's attention. 

Because the colour of his hair is blue. But people of different coloursseem same to him, because he can't tell the difference in colour. At that time there was a movement to kill blacks in America. At that time, he joined the procession to protest the killing of blacks.

Again, when blacks are looting shops, wasting resources, whites are marching in protest. He also joined the procession. Although the Neel Purush tries to keep up with everyone, no one, black or white, allows him to join their team. Thus, the story of the play goes on.