Performance by DBT in Past Years
Dallas Bangla Theater staged its 6th production "Dewan Gazir Kissa", the bangla adaptation of German playwright Bertolt Brecht's play by Asadujjaman Noor, on October 16 & 17, 2015 at Dupree Theater, Irving Arts Center. This was directed by Anisuzzaman Manik.
Moliere's comedy "KANJUSH" was staged on March 7 and 8, 2014 at Dupree Theater, Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX. This theatrical production was directed by Md. Ziual Haque.
'Oedipus' the 4th production of DBT was a great success . Oedipus the King, more known as Oedipus, also known by the Latin title Oedipus Rex, is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BCE. The adaptation of the bengali translation of this Greek Classical drama 'Oedipus' by Syed Ali Ahsan was directed by Md. Mohiuddin and was staged on Friday, March 1,2013 and Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Dupree Hall, Irving Arts Center, Irving.
"Sojon Badiyar Ghat" , directed by Anisuzzaman Manik was the 2nd drama production of the Dallas Bangla Theater. It was staged on Friday, May,6, 2011 and Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the Dupree Hall, Irving Arts Center, Irving. The drama is based on the Palli-kobi (rural poet) Jasimuddin's epic verse 'Sojon Badiyar Ghat' featuring the tragic love story between Sojon, a Muslim youth, falling in love with his childhood friend, Duli, a Hindu girl., along with the nice portrayal of rural Bengal and her rich folk music as a whole. Jasimuddin was mainly a poet of rural Bengal who explored the potentialities of the diction and rhythm of folk poetry with his passionate love and commitment to rural Bengal. With the selection of this folk work of the great poet Jasimuddin, Dallas Bangla Theater is reaching deeper into the roots of the bengali culture and heritage with the dual aim of presenting them to the bengali community, specially to the new generation and also to the mainstream population, in the United States.
The seed of the independent Bangladesh was sown with the blood on the day of 21st February, 1952, the day of the historic language movement of Bangladesh. Since then it has become the symbol of the struggle for freedom, self-determination and identity of our people which eventually became the war of liberation in 1971. Reputed novelist Selina Hossain depicted this glory and spirit in her short story 'Slogan'. Anisuzzaman Manik adapted this story and directed 'Slogan', DBT's presentation for the Ekhusey program organized by ABAC during February 21, 2012.
Dallas Bangla Theater (DBT) started its journey with the production of 'Shashty' (Punishment), Biru Mukherjee's adaptation of Tagore's famous short story of the same name. It is a heart rendering tale of the lives of two brothers, Dukhirum and Cheedam, and their wives, Radha and Chandra. 'Shashty' unfolds the innermost part of the human mind possessed by love and envy, along with the portrayal of the cruel nature of the social norms and structure. 'Shashty' was staged on May 1, 2010 at the Irving Arts Center, Irving by a group of talented artists and crews under the direction of Iqbalul Anwar and won DBT great acclaim, both in its home town Irving, Texas and elsewhere. After staging the drama first in Irving, DBT had to respond to the earnest requests from other cities for staging there, and it has since toured venues in Houston, Texas and Baton Rouge, Lousiana. While in the former place DBT participated in the annual drama competition organized by Houston Durga Bari Society (HDBS), Houston, Texas at Sur Auditorium, Houston during May 22 - May 23, 2010. It was a competition of theater performances. 'Shashty' won 5 awards categories out of total 8 categories, including the best drama.