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12:00 AM, April 19, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 19, 2018

“Hasonjaner Raja” to premiere tomorrow

Prangonemor bringing new play to the stage

Prangonemor, one of the leading theatre troupes of the country, is bringing to stage a play about mystic poet and zamindar Hason Raja. Titled “Hasonjaner Raja”, the play has been written by eminent writer Shakur Majid and directed by Ananta Hira.

“Hasonjaner Raja” will have its premiere at the main auditorium of the National Theatre Hall at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy tomorrow, April 20 at 7pm, followed by a second staging the very next day at the Experimental Theatre Hall.

Hason Raja was a landlord of the Sunamganj district, who inherited massive areas of land property at teenage. He went astray in the path of an exuberant life fueled by greed, but in his mid-fifties his life took a turn when he realized wealth is the cause of all that's wrong in the world. So he wrote off all his wealth in a will and began a journey of self-discovery traveling on boats through the haors.

This is the 13th production of Prangonemor, for which Faiz Zahir is in charge of stage design. Noted singer of Hason Raja songs Selim Chowdhury is a musical advisor for the play, which is planned by Ramiz Raju. Nuna Afroz has designed costume for the play.

Ramiz Raju, Awal Reza, Mainul Tawhid, Sagor Roy, Asha, Prakriti, Preeti, Shubho and others are in the cast of the play. 

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