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‘Benny’ in Town

The Sinhala production of German playwright Manuel Schobel's 'Beanpole Really Really Wants To' will go on the boards on November 21 and 22 at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at Nuwara Eliya.

Directed by M. Safeer, "Bennieta Eththenma Ona..", the two-person play deals with an extremely tall boy who seems to have stayed mentally small and how a school inspector has to decide whether he is mature enough to go to school after having already been kept back a year. The more the school inspector becomes involved with the child, the more self-confidence Beanpole gains and becomes determined to attend a normal school. The story is told in a witty and lively language in which the two actors play different roles...

Originally written as a classroom production by Manuel Schobel, the subject that discussed was the identity problems. The cast of the play include Nalaka Ginendra and Hemantha Prasad and the stage manager is Ananda Ranjith and the production coordinator and still photographer is Udeni Alwis. Translated by Jayalath S. Gomes and the play is presented by INTER ACT ART.

The play had its premiere on October 9 and 10 at German Cultural Centre.

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