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Prachya

Swapnasandhani's latest production, Prachya, is based on the work of one of the most controversial contemporary playwrights of Bangladesh, Salim Al Deen. It is about a youth, Saifarchan, who hails from Shamukdanga village. The play opens amid joyous revelry as Saifar returns to his village with his newly-wed bride, Nolok. In the evening, he and his friends are all looking forward to the basarghar —the beginning of Saifarchan and Nolok's conjugal life. However, amidst these celebrations, veteran Somej Mujan remarks: "There is an uncanny similarity between 'vivah jatra' and 'shesh jatra'." Saifar fails to comprehend the meaning of this ominous remark. But by a cruel twist of fate, the prophecy dawns on him and he is compelled to face the truth. Then begins his second journey. This time in darkness and all alone. The play is directed by Koushik Sen.

When: Tomorrow at 6.30 pm

Where: Girish Mancha

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