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
Witness what happens when some of Aotearoa’s top performing artists collaborate with an ensemble of young storytellers from youth organisation Ngā Rangatahi Toa. Real, moving, and an absolute must-see.