'Dhairya Maatha' at Punchi Theatre
'Dhairya Maatha' the stage play produced by Ranjith Wijenayake will
go on boards at the Namel Malani Punchi Theatre in Borella, on October
An adaptation based on the 'Mother Courage and Her Children' of great
dramatist Bertolt Brecht that had been translated into English by John
Willet, then into Sinhala by Ranjith Wijenayake himself, is about a
tragic story of a woman and her three children who try to survive the
war while gaining from it, unsuccessfully.
'Mother Courage and Her Children' is considered the greatest play
script of the 20th century by some critics and greatest anti-war play by
many, has also been acclaimed as the best example of Epic theatre and
the techniques peculiar to it.
The cast comprises Anushka Withanage, Charith Senanayake, Vindya
Jayasinghe and others. Music is composed by Nadeeka Weligodapola and
choreography by Professor Lionel Bentharage.