24 September, 2020

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Two Plays From Peradeniya!

The Department of Fine Arts and the Department of Classical Languages of the University of Peradeniya are presenting two plays to commemorate Professor Ediriweera Sarachchandra’s birth centenary. 

SUBHA 

PeraSubha is the story of a young girl who cannot speak. She is marginalized by her family and society, but she connects with nature—the river, the green grass, tiny drops of water—at a very profound and intimate level. We decided to take Tagore’s texts and create a piece rich in color, movement, and music. The play explores silence and sound, stillness and movement. The play brings together the genres of theatre and video. Subha also illustrates issues that women in South Asian societies face and illustrates how women’s experiences and aspirations often go unheard.

The first show: 17th of September at 7.00 p.m. at the E.O.E. Pereira Theatre, University of Peradeniya
Next shows: 21st of September at 3.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. at the Borella Namel Malini Punchi Theatre

Director- Kanchuka Dharmasiri
Music Directors- Manoj Alawathukotuwa & Vinusha Wijewckrama Production- Department of Fine Arts

LOKANTHARA

Lokanthara is a play about the living, the dead, and the undead. Whoever you are or wherever you are, you will have to fight for your rights. But who will listen? Blending the Greek concept with strong Sinhala lyrics the chorus of dead souls delivers the ideal fusion that goes with the sinister, creepy undertone of the play. Lokanthara, a tragi-comedy devised along the lines of Classical Greek performances, is a play that straddles two worlds and moves between diverse eras in history.

The first show: 18th of September at 7.00 p.m. at the E.O.E. Pereira Theatre, University of Peradeniya
Next shows: 20th of September at 3.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. at the Borella Namel Malini Punchi Theatre

Director- Muditha Dharmasiri
Music Director- Pamuditha Manelanga
Script- Renascor theatre ensemble
Production- Department of Classical Languages

Tickets available at the entrance

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    Dear Department of Fine Arts and the Department of Classical Languages

    RE: Two Plays From Peradeniya!

    “The Department of Fine Arts and the Department of Classical Languages of the University of Peradeniya are presenting two plays to commemorate Professor Ediriweera Sarachchandra’s birth centenary. “

    “LOKANTHARA

    Lokanthara is a play about the living, the dead, and the undead. Whoever you are or wherever you are, you will have to fight for your rights. But who will listen? Blending the Greek concept with strong Sinhala lyrics the chorus of dead souls delivers the ideal fusion that goes with the sinister, creepy undertone of the play. Lokanthara, a tragi-comedy devised along the lines of Classical Greek performances, is a play that straddles two worlds and moves between diverse eras in history. “

    Ediraweera Sarathchandra Maname was a very good play.

    However, his selection of Sinhabahu, was racist, and added fuel to Para-Sinhala Buddhist Hegemony, racism and chauvinism, and prevented the formation of a just society.

    Sinhabahu should be discredited, and based on myths and lies. Give him credit for Maname, bur criticize him for Sinhabhu

    Did Sarathchanra believe these myths and lies?

    So, Perdeniya is “celebrating” him?

    Gal Lena Bindala– Breaking the Cave Door

    Boru Pacha Gahala – Spreading Lies

    Sinhana, O sinhaba… Singaba o Sinhaba,

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      Hi Amarasiri, I would like to slide in your back hole. Make ready some coconut oil and shave the hair around that region.

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