'Gladiator Love' at Punchi Theatre
Lanka Children's and Youth Theatre Foundation (LCYTF) will present
Gladiator Premaya (Gladiator Love), an original stage play in Sinhala at
Punchi Theatre on
A scene from the play
March 19 at 3.30 and 6.45 p.m. The performance is a joint effort by
LCYTF and Women and Medica Collective to commemorate the 100th
Anniversary of International Women's Day.
The LCYTF or better known as Play House-Kotte which was established
as a voluntary organization (as Lanka Children's and Youth Theatre
Organization) in 1981 by Somalatha Subasinghe, the veteran playwright
and theatre director, with a view to promote in particular children's
and youth theatre and mainstream theatre in Sri Lanka, was made a
Foundation under the Act No. 3 of 2007. Over the years LCYTF has
produced a repertoire of internationally acclaimed mainly musical
theatre for children and youth and award winning mainstream theatre
productions. Today LCYTF is the leading producer of theatre for children
and youth, and one of the major training and skill development centres
for actors and other creative professionals in Sri Lanka. With its
theatre productions over the years, LCYTF has also been able to set new
standards for the Sri Lankan theatre.
Gladiator Premaya premier was held on January 11 and 12 at Lumbini
Theatre. The play was well received by the spectators and theatre
Gladiator Premaya cast and credits
* Wishvajith Gunasekera, Priyantha Siri Kumara Nadishani Weliwita,
Harsha Thennekoon Sulochana Weerasinghe,Nadishani Padmasiri Geetha
Alahakoon, Mayura Kanchana Nilanka Dahanayake,Dilip Kumara.
* Costume design: Namal Jayasinghe and Prasanna Mahagamage
* Stage sets: Namal Jayasinghe and Prasanna Mahagamage,
* Stage lighting: Chandana Aluthge.
* Stage management Isuru Kashyapa and Lahiru Nimantha.
* Production Manager Thilina Perera.
* Make-up Priyantha Siri Kumara and Bhanu Prasanna.
* Co-directed Prasanna Mahagamage and Namal Jayasinghe.
* Executive producers: Kaushalya Fernando and Chandana Aluthge