‘Charandas’ in Minuwangoda
Prarakrama Niriell's "Charandas" will come alive at 'Nalanda Theatre' Minuwangoda on Sunday 27 May at 3.30 pm and 6.40 p.m.
"Charandas" bagged several leading awards at National Drama Awards Festival 2006 in both Sinhala and Tamil Drama categories. "Charandas" is an adaptation of the Indian version "Charandas Chor" by Habib Tanvir, a veteran drama director and the leader of the Naya Theatre Group of Chhattisgarh. Habib's 'Charandas Chor has won the highest award at the Edinburgh International Drama Festival in 1983. The Sri Lankan version of 'Charandas Chor' too bagged nine awards at the National Drama Festival of 2006 including Best Play and Best Direction. Music direction of the Drama is by the veteran H.A. Perera while Ravindra Mapitigama contributes as Choreographer and Assistant Director. Dilip Rohana chips in as the Manager and Chaminda Prasad and Palitha Abeylal handle Makeup jointly. Jude Srimal functions as the Chief Organizer of the Show. Charandas is a presentation of Lions Club of Minuwangoda Circle.