Journey of Dhawala Bheeshana


01st September - Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo

02nd September - Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo

14th September - Lumbini Hall, Havelock Town

30th September – YMBA Theatre, Borella

07th, 08th October – Janakaraliya Theatre Festival, Ampara

20th October – Punchi Theatre, Borella

27th October – Bandaranaike College Theatre, Gampaha

02nd November – Tower Hall, Maradana

10th November - St Anthony's College Hall, Kandy

25th November - University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Nugegoda

09th December – Yowun Rangahala, Meerigama

14th December - YMBA Theatre, Borella

22nd December – Dharmaraja College Theatre, Kandy


11th January – 15th Bharat Rang Mahotsav, Abhimanch Theatre, New Delhi

13th January - 15th Bharat Rang Mahotsav, Rabhindramanch Theatre, Jaipur

19th January - St. Thomas College Hall, Matara

20th January - Upali Wijayawardene Hall, Kamburupitiya

25th January - Town Hall, Polgahawela

16th February - Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo

15th March - Shreepali Rangahala, Horana

22nd March - Town Hall, Ratnapura

17th May - Town Hall, Panadura

30th May - University of Ruhuna, Matara

30th June - Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Colombo

27th September - Kristhudewa Balika Vidyalaya, Baddegama

30th October - University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya


23rd February - Weerasingham Hall, Jaffna

21st March - Dharmashoka College, Ambalangoda

07th May - Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo

Friday, April 27, 2012

Men Without Shadows

MEN WITHOUT SHADOWS (MORTS SANS SEPULTURES) was written by Jean-Paul Satre in 1946. The play is set in 1944 and concerns the capture of five french resistors after a failed action against the Vichy-occupying forces. Awaiting interview by their capturers these young people discuss what they will or won't do or say under the pressure of torture. The three interrogators, similarly, discuss throughout the proceedings what pressures they should apply.

Satre's philosophic musings and theories are aired throughout the proceedings: "The meaning of man's life is not established before his existence. Once the terrible freedom is acknowledged (free will), man has to make this meaning himself, has to commit himself to a role in this world, has to commit his freedom...". All these people, in this play, will give meaning to their lives through the choice of what they do or say on this day of testing. They will commit to a role in this world: hero or coward.

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