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Picket Republic

Picket Republic is AnandaDrama’s biggest production to date, an original bilingual satire on Sri Lanka’s political structures and its protest culture. The play featured 39 actors of all ages and backgrounds, and was written and directed by Nishantha de Silva, Rajitha Hettiarachchi and Ishtartha Wellaboda. It was staged at the Lionel Wendt Theatre on 16th and 17th of December 2017.

Sponsors

Official Banking Partner

Sampath Bank PLC

Print Media Partner

Sunday Times and the Daily Mirror

Reviews

DailyMirror   |   SundayObserver   |   DailyMirror   |   SundayObserver

Cast

Leeth Singhage – The Boy

Hidaayath Hazeer – Arul

Lakshitha Edirisinghe – Piyal

Dinoo Wickramage – Keshari

 

Tasmin Anthonisz – Her Poshness, Desha Shobhani

Dmitri Gunatillake and Celina Cramer-Amit – Her Proudness, Prouda Rajani

 

Amaz Irshad – Commander Mahasen

Eraj Gunewardena – Sagara Ranwala and Picket Officer

Charith Dissanayake – Comrade Dayawansha

Nandun Dissanayake – Chandragomara Kiriuldeniya

 

Lithmal Jayawardhana – Eksath Vikshiptha, Leader of the Janatha Jathi Jathi Party

Pasan Ranaweera – Rohana, Leader of the Students

Madura Wijeratne – Thusitha, Leader of the Trade Unions

Vishan Gunewardena – DK, One of the Coffee Shop Liberals

 

Anuk de Silva – Channel 9

Thilina Udayaratne – VisionTV

Tharusha Kumarasinghe – Lobavahini

Samurdha Jayasinghe – HandaFM

 

Rehan Amaratunga – Abraham

Haseeb Hassan – Ismail

Nilushi Dewapura – Jayanthi

 

And

 

Abheeth Kotelawala

Chantal Dassanayake

Gavin Ranasinghe

Gowrienanthan Balarupan

Hasanga Liyanagunawardena

Hisham Jameel

Jayavi Jayawardhana

Josh Weerasingham

Malith Kulatillake

Niven Nanayakkara

Ravin Hettiarachchi

Sachi Gamage

Sashen Windsor

 

With

 

Chanindu Ratnayake

Jayindu Perera

Ramindu Aryasinghe

Thisal Dinsara

Written and Directed by

Nishantha de Silva

Rajitha Hettiarachchi

Ishtartha Wellaboda

 

Script By

Nishantha de Silva

Rajitha Hettiarachchi

 

Design By

Ishtartha Wellaboda

Ruwan Malith Pieris

 

Music & Sound Design By

Rehan Amaratunga

Hirushan Maddumaarachchi

 

Costumes By

Vishan Gunewardena

Rajitha Hettiarachchi

 

Stage Management

Dinukshi Fernando

 

Assisted By

Design – Vishan Gunewardena and Tasmin Anthonisz

Lights – Thushara Hettihamu

Props – Gavin Ranasinghe

Make Up – Jayampathi Guruge

 

Production Team

Shevandra Wijemanne

Nandika Thevarapperuma

Madura Wijeratne

Gavin Ranasinghe

Thilina Udayaratne

Lakshitha Edirisinghe

 

Crew

Anudha Bogahawattage

Chandula Liyanage

Darren Thisera

Dehan Godallage

Joshua Perera

Maneesha Liyanapatabendi

Sachindu Dananga