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Lok Natyadal celebrates 43rd anniversary with year-long festivities

Artainment Reporter

Published: 08:50, 6 July 2024

Lok Natyadal celebrates 43rd anniversary with year-long festivities

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Lok Natyadal, one of Bangladesh's leading theatre groups, is set to celebrate its 43rd anniversary with a series of year-long events. Founded on July 6, 1981, the troupe has produced 32 diverse plays over the years.

The celebrations will commence today (July 6) at 6 PM at Lok Natyadal's Malibagh office, featuring a discussion and cultural program. A highlight of the festivities will be the 200th performance of "Sonai Madhab" on July 13. Additionally, the troupe plans to premiere a new play and host a theatre festival later this year.

Lok Natyadal is renowned for its acclaimed productions, including "Konjus", an adaptation of Molière's "The Miser" by Tariq Anam Khan, which has been performed nearly 800 times. Another standout production, "Sonai Madhab", based on the Mymensingh Geetika, is approaching its 200th performance.

Other notable works by Lok Natyadal include "Padma Nadir Majhi", "Baikunther Khata", "Rathjatra", "Bashikaran", "Madhumala", "Shilpi", "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Bidhi O Byatikram", "Siddhidata", "Tushagni", "Sundar", "Majratiner Manushera", "Tapaswi O Torongini", and "Thikana".

With over 2,000 performances both domestically and internationally, Lok Natyadal has participated in numerous global theatre festivals. The troupe has also leveraged its popular plays to raise funds for disaster relief and humanitarian aid.

This year's celebration aims to honour Lok Natyadal's rich legacy and continued commitment to theatrical excellence.

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