Henry Jayasena's 'kuweni' reborn
Jayasena's award winning play Kuweni is to be brought back to the stage
as a new production, to be directed by Samudra Jeewani Karunananda. It
will premire (Tuesday) July 28 at 8.15 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. at the Air
Conditioned New Town Hall Colombo 07.
Kuweni has been hailed by critics as well at theatre-goers as a
milestone production, which brought our, a new stylistic trend in
theatre, bases on the great Greed tradition. Kuweni won almost all the
awards in the stylized section of the National Drama Festival in 1963.
The original music of award winner H.H. Bandara, will be directed in
the new production by Gayanath Nalaka Dahanayake. Make-up is by Chaminda
Lakmal and lighting will be directed by Upali Weerasinghe.
The New production is a joint effort by the University of Aesthetic
studies and Nirmala Prakashana. The chief Organiser of the new
production is Jude Srimal.
Niyamithai at Pannala
Gutikaamata Niyamithai, a hilarious play which depicts how one loses
one's identity in society, will be staged at the Pannala Town Hall on
Sunday, July 26 at 3.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.
Portraying the exceptional characters will be W. Jayasiri, Sarath
Kothalawala and Dharmapriya Dias. Other players include Chandana Aluthge
(stage lighting) Shantha Peiris (music) and Saman Hemarathne (music)
Luvoline Wandawall (Stage Settings), Janaka Thilakaratnne (Costume
designs) and Sumedha Prasanna, Ruwan Kumara and Susanga
Kahandawalaarachchi (Stage Management)
Gutikaamata Niyamithai, is written and directed by Thilak Nandana
Hettiaarachchi of Gabsaawa and presented by Jude Sirimal for Nirmala