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Theatre

The Mourning After

"...you have to lose something to gain something..."

$29 - $45 (Service fees may apply)
60 Minutes (No interval)
Tue 20 - Sun 25 July
Tue 20 Jul, 7pm - 8pm
Wed 21 Jul, 7pm - 8pm
Thu 22 Jul, 7pm - 8pm
Fri 23 Jul, 7pm - 8pm
Sat 24 Jul, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sat 24 Jul, 7pm - 8pm
Sun 25 Jul, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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” 

- Dilohana Lekamge | Theatreview


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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 

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