“Chaos by SMS” this weekend

11 May 2018 - 79   - 0

“Chaos by SMS” is back by popular demand. First staged in November last year, the play was an instant hit with audiences. “The response to the play had been very positive last time; the audience who missed it was constantly asking for a repeat,” said Indu, explaining the return of the play.

Sanwada Dharmasena is back in the role of Gladys Vandabona, the housekeeper of Ram’s estate bungalow  and says the latest production will see better characterization and focus more on improving subtlety and the delivery of lines. “It is more like fine-tuning the play to make it better than the last time,” Sanwada adds.

Indu takes the role of Ram Sewalagala, a spoiled young man who appeals to all types of women. “Ram is a real Romeo,” Sanwada laughs.

The cast of eight is the same as the last time with the exception of Sanjana Selvarajah who takes the role of Sepalika, one of the three “Black Book” women, previously played by Manuka Wijesinghe. Sanjana joins “Chaos by SMS” after a  hiatus of four years since she last appeared in one of Indu’s plays. “Having seen the play before I think it is hilarious!” Sanjana says.

The other two women are played by Kamanthi Wickramasinghe and Saneesha Ramanayake who portray Manel and Nelum.

Ram’s uncle, Edward Pinnawala is played by Jaliya Wijewardene, and Abbasali Rozais takes on the role of Rex Waligoda while Anushan Selvarajah plays Dr. Pradeep Silva.

“Chaos by SMS” will go on the boards on May 11, 12 and 13 at the Lionel Wendt Theatre at 7.30 p.m. Tickets priced at Rs.2000, Rs.1500, Rs.1000 and Rs.750 (Balcony unreserved) will be available at the venue or can be purchased via www.lionelwendt.org.

  Comments - 0

  • Leave a comment

Top Stories

SriLankan flight cross-lands at Cochin airport

 SriLankan Airlines flight UL-168 on Sunday cross-landed, off-centered off the runway at Cochin airport by one meter, according to Indian medi...

28 May 2018 - Views : 9

Two youths seriously injured in accident

25 May 2018

Sri Lanka accepts $1 bln, 8-yr syndicated loan from China Dev Bank

25 May 2018

Dhananjaya withdraws from WI tour after father's murder

25 May 2018



Features & Analysis

Celebrity Chef Nigel Lawson to tour Sri Lanka

Nigella Lawson has inspired and nurtured home cooks around the world with her relaxed and accessible cooking style an...

English Writers Collective workshop on the Short Story

A half day workshop on the Short Story by the English Writers Collective (EWC) will be held on Saturday, June 9, at t...

In pictures : Asymmetry

The cast of Silent Hands recently presented Ric Robinson’s Asymmetry, a story of human relationships that ...

'Superman' star Margot Kidder dead at 69

Margot Kidder, best known for her role as Lois Lane in the "Superman" films of the 1970s and 80s, has di...