Theatre troupe Prachyanat will stage its 35th production ‘Pulsiraat’ today at 7:00pm at Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Segun Bagicha in the capital.
The play is an adaptation of Palestinian writer and political activist Ghassan Kanafani’s novel ‘Men In The Sun’. Directed by Kazi Toufiqul Islam Imon, the play was dramatised by Monirul Islam Rubel. Masumul Alam has translated the play into Bangla.
The play revolves around Abu Qais, Assad and Marwan who are like many fate-stricken humans, trying to reach Kuwait from Palestine to change their future.
As the story continues, in a twist of fate, they all come to Abul Khaizuran who is a water-tank lorry driver. He fought for the British Army in World War II. He also fought for Palestine. There he once fell into a bomb attack. This Abul Khaizuran comes forward to help Qais, Assad and Marwan reach Kuwait. In return, he will take 10 dinars from each of them. He will cross the border with them in his water lorry. This was not hard for Khaizuran. On a scorching hot day in August, the lorry is moving through the desert. Three unfortunate lives are running towards new solvent futures … they are running on a Pulsiraat.
The play was premiered in 2019. The play casts, Azad Abul Kalam, Shahriar Ferdous Shazeeb, Monirul Islam Rubel, Mitul Rahman, Chetona Rahman Vasha, Tripti Rani Mandal, Saiful Islam Jarnal, Jagonmoy Paul, Tanji Kun and Shrabon Shamim.