After the death of his father, Kiwi-born Shekar travels to his father’s village in the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, to discover that a tsunami has swept away the village – all that remains are the stories and those left behind. As Shekar sifts through the ruins in search of answers, the buried truths of his past are revealed. A theatrical collage of movement, text, sound and excavation featuring a spellbinding solo performance accompanied by a trio of musicians.
“It was a beautiful concoction of storytelling and reflection and made me feel nostalgic for a country I have never been to.”
- Anahita Mukherjee
“It is exciting to see contemporary Sri Lankan storytelling in Aotearoa. It is equally exciting to see these stories told with humour and sincerity”
Please note: The audience are requested to remove their shoes and leave them at entrance prior to entering the theatre.
Written & Directed by Ahi Karunaharan Designed by Helen Todd, Sylvie McCreanor & Padma Akula Music Direction by Karnan Saba Performed by Jehangir Homavazir Live music by Isaac Smith, Tristian Carter, Senuka Sudusinghe & Deeksha Vijayakumar