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'Anarchy' comes to Galle

17 February 2017 - 139   - 0

‘Anarchy’ is the latest stage play produced by the Kandy-based Sri Theatre Company, which will unveil its production on Feb 25 at the Galle Fort Event Hall.

Directed by Aslam Marikar, ‘Anarchy’ is a tragic family drama filled with twists and turns. After having two successful shows in Kandy, Sri Theatre Company has decided to expand to several other regions of the country, out of which Galle will be the first, a statement from the theatre company said.

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This being the very first time an outstation drama company would be performing an English play in Galle, Sri Theatre is extremely enthusiastic and excited about taking the initiativeof bringing the external dramatic culture to Galle.

‘Anarchy’, just like the previous plays directed by Aslam Marikar, is based on a very localized upper middle class setting filled with dialogue, a multiplicity of characters, behaviors and traits that the play itself sets to satirize. However, that’s where all similarities end; ‘Anarchy’ unlike the previous plays, is a tragedy. It depicts the disintegrating relationship between the members of a family; the parents, Vijay and Devika, and their daughter, Sanduni. These are three contrasting character arcs that intersect to generate joy, pain, agony which insidiously give rise to an irreversible breachof trust, throwing the entire family into a maelstrom of anarchy.

What is sinister about the volatility within the family is that it is muted in the face of the public eye; this family is all about keeping up and maintaining appearance, and the calamity that ensues from it,has a colossal impact on the audience, on society. However, the subtler impressions brought about by the play are not unique to this family alone - they’re ubiquitous and very much relatable and therein resides the true beauty of the play, the statement said.

‘Anarchy’ will take place at the Galle Fort Event Hall at 3.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets will be priced at 1500 and 1000. For more details call Rtn. Thilina (president) on 077 7365008 This production is done in partnership with the Rotary Club of Galle. The proceeds from the play will be diverted to a day’s free clinic for those that cannot afford medication.

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