The first official Sinhala translation of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize winning American play, A Streetcar Named Desire…
Following sold-out shows in Sri Lanka, and selected for the final round of The State Drama Festival…
STARRING an award-winning cast:
* Saranga Disasekara * Chamila Peiris * Dinakshi Priyasad * Tumindu Dodanthenna
Music by award-winning music director, Harsha Makalande
Ashawe Veedi-Riya tells the story of Blanche DuBois, who suppresses secrets from her past, as she attempts to balance new life and hope in the face of her provocative brother-in-law, her meek sister and her new lover. This play reflects tragedy with a confronting intimacy and will be an unmissable theatre event for the Australian theatre
The play is based on the Sinhalese translation by Champa Buddhipala of Tennessee Williams’ timeless, Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire. A Streetcar Named Desire is one of the most performed plays in the world and considered among the finest plays of the 20th century
It is translated, produced and directed by Champa Buddhipala.
Did you know? This play graced the screens starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, and has appeared over the world on stage as opera and ballet, and on television. The play has won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Best Play (1948), Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play (1948), Theatre World Award for Best Actress in a Play (1992), Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Play (2010), and the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Play (2010). It has been nominated for seven other Tony Awards and three Olivier Awards. Most of all, it has won the hearts of every man and woman for its reflections on life, relationships and hope.
*Contains adult themes and scenes of domestic violence