GUWAHATI, April 18 - Wings Theatre, Guwahati, in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Culture, is going to stage a play Bano at the Rabindra Bhawan here on April 23.
The play is the brainchild of the city�s budding theatre star Kismat Bano, who was recently honoured with the �Star of the North East� award for her outstanding achievements in the field of theatre across the country.
In an informal chat with the media today, Bano said, �After Helen, this is my second play as a director and playwright. I had the opportunity to read and watch some of the plays of Shakespeare and was inspired by his legendary dialogue, �Among my three daughters who loves me the most?� from the play King Lear and somewhere I relate the dialogue with my own personal life.�
Bano said that this feeling of personal affinity is one of the reasons for her penning down the story of Bano based on Shakespeare�s famous play King Lear. �I wanted to explore a new and unique aspect of life through this new play,� she added.
Kismat Bano, at a very young age, has already acted in over 15 plays in different languages including Assamese and Hindi and these plays have been staged in many major cities of the country. Some of these plays are Aakaas, Madyhyabartini, Jatra, The lesson, Komala Kuwari, Helen, and Puhor. She has also participated in different top drama events and festivals.
Kismat Bano established her own theatre troupe Wings Theatre (cultural group) in Guwahati and its main activities include theatre in education for children, working for spastic girls in association with Sishu Sarothi, conducting theatre performance-oriented workshops for orphans and indigenous girls in rural areas, and working with the blind children of Guwahati in promoting theatre among them.
Gargee Dutta, Sana Bano, Rikita Singhi, Ashfaque Khan, Raj Dutta, Avkash Kumar Jammar, Rupjyoti Deka, Somnath Monojjal and Chiranjeev Koch are some of the other artistes who will share the stage with Kismat Bano in the play to be staged on April 23. Entry to the play is free.