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Three ‘Best Play’ winners come alive at the Wendt

Saturday, July 31, 2010

A festival of three award winning plays written and directed by renowned dramatist Rajitha Dissanayake will come alive at the Lionel Wendt theatre on August 5, 6 and 7, at 7.00 pm.

The festival begins with ‘Apahu Herenna Behe’(No Return) on 5 August, followed by ‘Sihina Horu Arang’(Dreams Robbed) (6) and wraps up with ‘Weeraya Merila’(The Hero is Dead) on the final day (7).

The most notable aspect about this festival is that all three featured plays have won the most prestigious ‘Best Play’ award at respective National Drama festivals in the past.
‘Apahu herenna Behe’ won awards for Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Stage Management at the 2009 National Drama festival.

‘Weeraya Merila’ won five National Drama Festival Awards in 2002, including Best Play, Best Script and Best Director.

In 2006 ‘Sihina Horu Arang’ won National Drama Festival awards for Best Original Play, Best Script and Best Actress.

The plays have toured extensively in Sri Lanka and overseas.
Over the years, these three plays have been critically acclaimed for both their social and entertainment value.

The dramas, which are essentially based on current socio-political themes, will feature several renowned cinema, tele-drama and stage actors.

Box plan will open at the Wendt from 26 July onwards.

Tickets priced at Rs 750, Rs 500, Rs 300 and Rs 200 (Balcony).

A three day pass for the festival priced at Rs 1000 can be purchased before opening night.
Pass holders would be given seating in the Rs 500 section.


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