The new production of Henry Jayasena’s award winning play “Kuweni” which is brought back to the stage as a new production is to be premiered at 3.30 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. on March 24 at the Lionel Wendt Theatre.
The new production is directed by Samudra Jeewani Karunananda, a bright product of the University of Aesthetic Studies, who holds an M.A. in Theatre Arts.
Kuweni has been hailed by critics as well as theatre-goers as a milestone production and it won almost all the awards in the stylized section of the National Drama Festival in 1963.
The original music of H. H. Bandara, will be directed in the new production by Gayanath Nakala Dahanayake. Make-up is by Chaminda Lakmal and the lighting will be directed by the Upali Weerasinghe.
The new production is a joint effort by the University of Aesthetic Studies and Nirmala Prakashana.