Shabdaboli Group Theatre participated in India with the play named ‘Desire Under the Elms’, penned by the noted American playwright Eugene O'Neill, took part in three theatre festivals. The international theatre festival titled ‘Nattyasrijan – 4’, jointly organised by Kakraban Deshbandhu Sangha and Avimukh, marked its inauguration through the staging of the play ‘Desire Under the Elms’ on January 11 in Tripura. Then, on January 12, the theatre troupe took part at the ‘6th Natyamancha Natyautshob 2020’ in Dharmanagar, through the staging of ‘Desire Under the Elms’. Finally, the 5 day-long ‘Shekhor Srity Natyautshob 2020’ drew its curtain through the staging of the drama by Shabdaboli on January 13.
‘Desire Under the Elms’ is a unique creation by Eugene O'Neill. Though the play was written a hundred years ago, the story still looks unfaded. The play is an amalgamation of love, violence, sexuality, longing, cleverness, conflict and death.
‘Desire Under the Elms’, the 63rd production of Shabdaboli, is directed by emerging director Fazlur Rahman Polash and translated by Kabir Chowdhury. The play is produced by renowned theatre activist Syed Dulal. Cast of the play features Bulbul Ahmed Joy, Md Anwar Hossain Shameem, Nabila Nasrin, Shahidul Islam Shishir, Yeacher Arafat, Md. Jahirul Islam, and T I Tapu.