‘Rizwan’, a Naatbangla production, which got a huge response from theatre-aficionados, will see its last show at 8:00pm on Sunday at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
With this, a total of 20 ‘Rizwan’ shows will be held during a ten-day theatre event that began on 1 September.
Planned and directed by Syed Jamil Ahmed, ‘Rizwan’ is based on the Kashmir-born US poet Agha Shahid Ali’s collection of poems, ‘The Country Without a Post Office’.
The play revolves around a young Kashmiri boy who loses his family members one after another for insurgency and military invasion.
Theatre-lovers gave positive reviews about ‘Rizwan’ on Friday. And, the audiences were seen waiting in long queues to watch the show.
Munirul Islam, who works for Bangladesh Television (BTV), said the play is unique because of its presentation.
Urban planner Hishamuddin Chishti said it is difficult to attend such festivals because of the traffic in Dhaka. But the rush was lesser during Eid vacation and this is why he could have come to watch the play with his wife.
A number of youngsters were also seen during the show and they said the play is more realistic and relatable than cinemas.
Some audiences, however, said that the director’s approach to the play was ambiguous for them and the play could have been made easier.