Womeneye: Projapoti”, a translated version of “Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder was staged in Scholastica, Senior Section, Uttara on Thursday, 20th November and Friday, 21st November 2014. A group of students of Classes IX to XII put on an excellent performance in the STM Hall, Uttara campus.
Horace Vandergelder, a store owner in Yonkers, a suburb of New York, refuses to allow his niece, Ermengarde, to marry Ambrose Kemper. He is sending his niece away to stay with a friend, but Ambrose easily learns that she will be in New York City and plans to follow her there. Meanwhile, Horace has arranged for a matchmaker to find a wife for himself. Everything turns to utter pandemonium as everyone tries to sort out identities and relationships. Yet, somehow Dolly maneuvers through it all, bringing everything to a happy, albeit hysterical, ending.
The combined efforts of the students of Classes IX to XII of the Senior Campus, Uttara made the play an outstanding success. A talented group of young participants captivated the audience with their exuberant performance, set amidst a beautiful set, costumes and props. Mr. Md. Nazrul Islam Khan, the Education Secretary of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, graced the first day of the show on 20th November 2014 as the Chief Guest and Mr. Tariq Anam Khan, a prominent Drama Personality of the country and the translator of this drama in Bangla was present as the Special Guest. “Bangladesh has very enriched culture and I’m happy to see that this school is upholding the culture of Bangladesh in front of the world. I’m pleased by the performance of Scholastica Drama team” was the comment by the Chief Guest,
Mr. Md. Nazrul Islam Khan. The Special Guest, Mr. Tariq Anam Khan commented “I’m really excited as the drama translated by me is staged by the students of Scholastica. I am also grateful to Scholastica Authority for allowing young students to excel in extra-curricular program such as, drama, etc. I appreciate the effort of these young artists”.
Mr. Emdadul Haque Milon, a prominent Novelist and the Editor of the “Daily Kaler Kontho” graced the second day of the show on 21st November 2014 as the Chief Guest. He said, “Our children should learn English language as well as Bangla. The students should also be familiar with Bangla culture. Many have a conception that the students of English Medium schools do not know Bangla properly and the way they speak Bangla is not correct. But the presentation of this Bangla drama by the students of Scholastica proved them wrong. Not a single pronunciation of Bangla by the performers in the drama was distorted.”
In the welcoming speech, the Principal Brig Gen (Retd) Kaiser Ahmed restated the importance of these extra-curricular activities for the growth and development of every student. For each performer this play has been a unique opportunity to enhance their learning experience and develop their confidence, public-speaking and social skills. All the shared efforts delivered by the cast and crew have boosted the team spirit and raised the self-esteem of the individuals. Scholastica is famous for such student plays and is proud to bring excellent theater to audiences young and old.
ঢাকা, ০৪ ডিসেম্বর (ওমেনআই)/এসএল/