A week-long drama festival began at Jahangirnagar University (JU) campus on March 9, marking the 39th founding anniversary of Jahangirnagar Theatre.
The festival is organised under the theme, 'Ruddho Prane Ashuk Proloy'.
JU acting Vice-Chancellor Prof Nurul Alam inaugurated the festival at Selim Al Deen Muktamancha.
“A total of six plays will be staged every evening at the Muktamancha while there will be two respective productions,” said Md Ashikur Rahman, General Secretary of Jahangirnagar Theatre.
The six plays are- 12 Angry Men (Open Space Threatre), Socrates-er-Jobanbondi (Drishopot), Aj Komondoler Fashi and Bajao Panchojonno (Jahangirnagar Threatre), Mohajoner Nao (Subochon Natto Sangsad) and Rarang (Aranyak Natyadal).
Poet Roish Monorom and threatre activist Mostofa Kamal will be honoured at the festival.
On the first day of the fest, Open Space Theater of Dhaka staged 12 Angry Men, which met with hugely positive reactions.
The courtroom drama, 12 Angry Men, based on the teleplay of American screen writer Reginald Rose, describes the story of a jury made up of 12 men as they were appointed to take a decision on an 18-year-old-boy whether he is guilty or not on the basis of reasonable doubt. The play is translated and directed by M Arifur Rahman.