Biye Birombona

Based on Le Mariage Forcé                                   
Playwright: Molière
Adaptation : Kalyan Kumar Dutta
Design & Direction: Ashim Das
1st Staged on: 28th October,2001 at Alliance Francaise Chittagong.

About the playwright

Moliere, born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (1622-1673), was the son of a prosperous upholsterer and Furniture maker. After receiving an excellent education, he abandoned a promising future with his father at the age of twenty one to join nine other young people in founding the “Theatre Illustre”. At this time ho took the name Moliere. After the company failed in paris, they toured the provinces for fifteen years, polishing their skills and learning to please audiences.

In 1658 the company was invented to play for the king, who was sufficiently pleased to let them use a Court Theatre for public performances. Moliere remained in Paris thereafter, often stirring up controversy with plays that satirized obsessive behavior and repressive custom but enjoying the favor of the king, for whose festivals he wrote entertainments and who awarded the company an annual subsidy. Lie Shakespeare, Moliere was involved in every aspects of the theatre. He was head of his Company, its principal Actor and its principal Playwright. Moliere performed in a theatre owned by the king but open to the general public.

Moliere died virtually on stage, having taken ill while performing the title role in his “The Imaginary Invalid” and surviving only a few hours.

Director’s note

For me continuing the courses especially designed for the actors is a dream come true. And I rejoice in the success of all the Fameans. For years I’d always wanted to build an Arena for the Theatre Practitioners. I never thought I’d actually be doing it. There are so many ebbs and flows, peaks and throughs to go through but which is inspired me very much that is a tremendous support from the younger generations. I do admire their enthusiasm and unconditional love for the theatre.

As a result of it all the Fameans are gathering onto a single platform, trying to know themselves and exploring their capability to appreciate the pioneers of the Theatre World and their work. So, in this phase we have chosen Moliere, the master of the comedy and his one of the leading play “Le marriage Force” to appreciate a new Theatrical experience. All the situations and the Characters of these plays are based on real human relations and emotions.

As a director of the play I’ve mostly concentrated on the beauty of Molieres dialogue, his knitting of the plots and the way he has created the complication. Where beneath all the humorous incidents there is a cruelty of the reality. I’ve tried to unveiled those things at the time of making the play.

I believe that entertainment offers something to look forward to, to enjoy, reacting to and yes, also to dream about. That’s the very important benefit of the art-they enable us to dream new dreams. And this is our ultimate motto.

Credit

Light, Set, Costume & Music Design: Ashim Das
Choreography: Tilottoma Sengupta
Folder Preparation: Debangshu Hore, Ranjan Saha
Sound Control: Showmen Rudra
Lights Control: Jainul Electronics
Set Construction: Imam Hossain
Production Controller: Shamsul Kabir Liton & Suman Barua
FOH: Fameans


Cast

Nazrul Islam Mithu/Debashish Rudra as Boumkesh Chakraborty
Md. Tawhidul Karim/Sumon Chowdhury as Abolakanto
Hannan Sagar/ Mubidur Rahman Sujat as Bolihaari Chakraborty
Andalib Ayesha Azim /Ankhi Majumder as Kantokee Bhotto
Sohrab Hero/ Mubidur Rahman Sujat/ Abdul Kader Jitu as Ghatothkach (Philosopher)
Imtiaj Borshon / Mubidur Rahman Sujat/Raju Chowdhury as Nosshiraam (Philosopher)
Najmin Sultana Chy Munmun / Sumon Muhury as Nun-1
Poly Chowdhury Boby as Nun-2
Farid Ahmed/ Bijoy Kumar Dhar as Lover
Tarin Mohiuddin Azim /Md. Moinul Hossen as Bhimdas Bhotto
Rehana Kabir/ Rowshan Ara Ruma as Uthkat’s wife
Rowshan Ara Ruma/ Andalib Ayesha Azim / Ankhi Majumder as Kantokee’s friend