‘Who we are and why we do certain things’ : Feroze on Grow up NanaView(s):
“It’s going to get personal, very personal,” promises Feroze Kamardeen as he prepares for his latest outing on the Colombo stage next weekend.
“Grow up Nana!” is a play that describes life from a viewpoint of the Sri Lankan Muslim. “A little bit of who we are and why we do certain things,” says Feroze. It takes the audience through Feroze’s experiences as a playwright watching a special show of Pusswedilla to his Masterchef-like critique of watalappam.
Amongst many things, Feroze shares his views on politics and Public Displays of Affection in a play he describes himself as “From all the plays I have written, this one is the closest to my life.”
“I’ll be sharing my own experiences and also calling into accountability some of the silly things we do that stem more from the cultural side.”
Written and performed by Feroze, whom audiences know only too well as the creative force behind “Pusswedilla”, “Arsikland”, “Freddy” “Hamlet at Elsie’s Bar” and very recently “Julius Caesar – The Musical”, the play is presented by StageLight&Magic Inc., (SLM), directed by Sirraj Abdul Hameed and Sashane Perera and produced by Rikaz Hussain and Ashan Munasinghe.
Feroze himself is looking forward to a return to the stage after what he describes as a “self-imposed exile” of over 15 years. When asked why he is choosing to perform this himself Feroze replied “Come for the show and I’ll explain!”
Grow up Nana! goes on the boards at the Lionel Wendt on Friday, November 24, at 7.30 p.m. with two shows on Saturday 25 at 10.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Box plan and tickets are now available at the Wendt.
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