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 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 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