WALKING PATH bagged the awards for the Most Outstanding Ensemble, Most Outstanding Production Design, Most Outstanding Director, and Most Outstanding Play at THESPO 16 in Mumbai!
A STAGES THEATRE GROUP PRODUCTION
Opened – 26th and 27th July 2014
Lionel Wendt Theatre
Colombo – Sri Lanka
INTRO TO PLAY
‘Walking Path – a play without words’, critically acknowledged as a milestone in modern Sri Lankan theatre, is a wordless play, which examines the relentless, urban beautification drive in post-war Sri Lanka.
Scripted by Ruwanthie de Chickera, designed and directed by Jayampathi Guruge, ‘Walking Path’ is a play about the new walking path culture of post-war Sri Lanka – the culture of exercise, healthy living, and almost fanatic beautification of the city and the people within it.
This innovative play was devised along the several pristine ‘walking paths’ of the city of Colombo.
Running time – 75 mins (no interval)
Language – No language
‘… A superb, fiendishly clever, masterly casual exploration of the universal post-modern condition, the human geography of modern urban civic life, post-war ennui and the insidious encroachment of the military mindset’ Dylan Perera, Daily FT
‘…the allegorical scope of the play is stunning’ Marissa van Eyck, Daily Mirror
‘In celebrating our new walking paths, we remain unable or unwilling to explore, just outside the familiar, why some doors remain closed, right in front of our eyes’ Sanjana Hattotuwa, Groundviews
‘It is a “must see” play which is a bold and insightful critique on the rapidly changing landscape of Colombo’ Rohan Roamer
‘Walking Path – a play without words’ – is currently available for commissioning. Contact us for more details:
Stages Theatre Group
530D, Lake Road, Wickramasinghapura,
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WALKING PATH – MAIN CREDITS
Designed and Directed by – Jayampathi Guruge
Written by – Ruwanthie de Chickera
Original Music by – Ranil Goonewardene
Produced by – Stages Theatre Group
WALKING PATH is truly indebted to the support and gracious generosity of – the Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust, the Center for Poverty Analysis, Lilamani Dias Benson, Etomi Temitayo Otekpo, Christoph & Azra Feyen, Mahashri Weerasuriya, Ilka Houben, Jerome de Silva and the Workshop Players, Valli Mohideen & Rithihi, Genelle, Edexel, Chandra & Rohana Jayaratne from Sri Lanka’s Promise Trust, Charini Samaraweera, Geoffrey Evarts, Maheshi & the team at Cargills, Chintha Polgampola, Savithri, Peter Rezel, Hemantha & Sachini Perera, Nimal Gunatilake, Harin de Silva Wijeyeratne, Sulochana, Deshan, Aunty Chloe & the Deva Suriya Sena Centre and Farzana Haniffa
Bosede Bukola Bello, Avanti Esufally, Gehan Gunatilleke, R. E. Arnot Owen, R. P. M. F. Karunarathna, Lisa Kois, Shehan Karunatilaka, Shazna Zuhyle, Manoj Singanayagam, Nanda Abeysekera, Devmith Athulathmudali, Sharmini Ratwatte, S. P. Wijeratne, L. Pradeep, J. S. Hughes, Jarlath Clifford, James Thompson, and Nagulan Nesiah
Photography – Prauda Buwaneka
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