IUB Theatre staged “Daakghar” at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

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IUB Theatre staged their 16th production Rabindranath Tagore’s ”Daakgharat  Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on 27th January 2015. The club performed the play in front a full house audience some of them were guests but the majority paid to watch the play. On the occasion IUB Theatre’s club patron Dr. G.M. Shahidul Alam Head, Department of Media and Communication, IUB was present. The play was directed by Md. Rafiqul Islam. It was a very special play for IUB Theatre as they were performing a Rabindranath Togore’s drama and its first show was staged at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The cast and the entire team were really excited as they could perform such a metaphoric play symbolizing a very deep meaning emphasizing the importance of freedom of the soul. The story of Daakghar talks around a boy named Amal (role played by Farjana Akter) who was adopted by Madhab Dutta (role played by Quazi Azib Mahmud Tonmoy). Amal was very ill. That is why Madhab Dutta with the advice of the Kabiraj (role played by Mamun Ur Rashid Arefin) keeps him confined to his room. As Amal was not allowed to go outside he makes friendship with people who pass by window. In conversation with all the passers- by Amal expresses his endless wish to be free and to .see the beautiful world. Amal from his curiosity wants to know about the world outside the house. He learns them about the post office of the king. He writes to the king and eagerly waits for his reply. Some of the passers- by give him hope that the king will reply while some say the king has no time to write to an ordinary boy like him. In between this Amal’s illness slowly grows. At one point Amal gets a letter reply from the king that he is coming to visit him and is also sending his royal kabiraj to treat him. As the royal Kabiraj (role played by  Md. Shaukat-Ul- Islam) arrives,  he finds out  that they mistreated him by keeping him in a room and the boy slowly  succumbs to his illness and dies.

After highly positive response to the play from the audience at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, IUB Theatre is now looking forward to staging this show in the campus and in different places out of the campus.

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