Padatick Natya Sansad’s Theatre Fest
2 Indian troupes to stage plays today
Two Indian troupes named Rangakarmi and Anik Theatrea will stage two plays at the National Theatre Hall and Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy today as part of the theatre festival organised by Padatik Natya Sangsad (TSC). Padatik has organised the five-day festival marking 92nd birth anniversary of its lifetime chairman Syed Badrudding Hussain, a language veteran and former registrar of Dhaka University. Kolkata based troupe Anik Theatre will stage Chikitsya, an adaptation from the French drama icon Moliere’s popular comedy Le Médecin Malgré Lui (The Physician in spite of Himself) at the National Theatre Hall of when another Kolkata based troupe Rangakarmi will stage its popular monodrama Antarjatra at the Experimental Theatre Hall. The Moliere’s social comedy, adapted by Amalesh Chakroboty and directed by Moloy Biswas, features how an alcoholic woodcutter named Moloy becomes a rich and famed doctor through cheat and ‘curing a lovesick daughter’ of a rich man named Lovely. Monodrama Antarjatra- written directed and acted by Usha Ganguli- narrates the artiste’s own feelings and reactions as a performer giving it a universal effect. Her artistic growth as an actress has been rooted in a concern to react and respond to all those forces that inhibit the fulfillment of humanity.
The experiences of playing diverse characters in her kaleidoscopic journey help her learning the modes of survival and the struggles in different situations.
New Age is the media partner of the festival.
Source: New Age