It is the year 1776. The world is in chaos. The established order is in decline. In the dark corners of England, the greatest minds of the century meet in secret with one aim that is to create a New World Order. For all the good they do, they are forced to flee from England and take refuge in the one nation in the world that is yet to be corrupt: Sri Lanka.
Back to present day Sri Lanka. The secret society is back in full strength and plan to complete the mission they were forced to abandon. Will they be able to challenge the vices and corruption of today's world? Will they be able to triumph this time?
The School Officers' Guild of Trinity College will take to the stage on November 21, at the Trinity College Main Hall with Thrithva Ranga, the annual thematic entertainment extravaganza which is being staged for the 27th consecutive year. The show will commence at 6.30pm.
"This year the School Officers' Guild is poised to deliver a show with a difference which shall indeed be one of a kind…" says Heshika Deegahawathura, the Senior Prefect. All items will be performed exclusively by School Officers.
Over the years, Thrithva Ranga has showcased a variety of themes ranging from the Knights Templar and the Pirates to the Oscars and the battle of Good versus Evil. What began as a mere display of thespian talent by the then School Officers in 1981 has evolved over two and a half decades into the most looked-forward-to show by all of the Kandy denizens. Combining pure talent, creativity and state-of-the-art technology, the stage will come alive as the present School Officers put together an evening of song, dance and drama.
Thrithva Ranga has earned the reputation for the fusing of different cultures and backgrounds in almost all the items that are staged. The genre of songs varies from modern rock and hip-hop to the '80s reggae and pop to the timeless classics and a cappella in English, Sinhalese, Tamil and also Hindi
Jonathan Yogaraj, music coordinator/vocalist, elucidated that this year's musical items would have that special flavour which would entertain the young crowd as well as the older generations.
This year, there will be two dances, both choreographed by the participating dancers themselves. Despite the many criticism that street and hip-hop dances are hackneyed and have the same moves over and over again everyday, Yushan Muhandiramge, the main choreographer and versatile dancer who will be taking center-stage at this year's dance, asserted that this year the dances would have fresh, never-before-done moves and will be something totally novel. "Our crew of seven has trained hard during the last couple of months. There were a few hiccups in the process owing to the fact that the performance contains some new moves and steps that are quite complicated and requires a great amount of skill and agility. However, I am now very confident that we will be able to give the audience a breathtaking experience." said Yushan.
For those of you who haven't experienced a show filled with comedy, action, thrills and spills for a long time… Here's your chance!
A limited number of tickets are available at Nihal's Super, Pizza Hut and at the entrance. Tickets are priced at Rs. 750/-, Rs. 500/- and Rs. 300/-.