Indu’s ‘Maru Palanaya’ back at the Wendt next weekend

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If you missed Indu Dharmasena’s political satire ‘Maru Palanaya,’ it’s back on the boards at the Lionel Wendt Theatre on 25 and 26 July at 7:30 p.m.

Indu Dharmasena’s latest offering is political satire revolving around Romesh Kaylingnayaka and his cousin Vyjayanthi Lanudena, who comes rushing down from London to support him after he wins the presidential election. 

Romesh is very keen to deliver his election promises, while Vyjayanthi thinks promises are made to be broken. Marxist Alliance Party leader Upul Paminillygoda, National Alliance Party leader Nadeeka Pamawardena and People’s United Freedom Front General Secretary Rohan Molagoda, are all trying to help him achieve his goal. 

Are the political leaders really trying to help? Or do some have hidden agendas? Who is really there to serve the people and the country? Or are they there for their own personal gain?

Will absolute power corrupt the well-meaning Romesh Kaylingnayaka or can he bring about a new political culture? It is the quest of one man to do what no one has done before! The right thing!

The show on 24 July is presented by HSBC for their Advance customers. The show on 25 July is presented by the Bamunuarachchi Foundation as a fundraiser for the development of the Homagama Base Hospital, which is a long-term project undertaken by the Foundation. The total proceeds of the sale of the tickets will go to charity, to build an operating theatre complex at the Homagama Base Hospital.

Print Media Sponsors: Daily Mirror, the Sunday Times and the Daily FT. Electronic Media Sponsors: efm

Ticket Prices: Rs. 2,000, Rs. 1,500, Rs. 1,000 and Balcony Rs. 500 (Unreserved)

Cast in order of appearance: 

  • Nimal Kariyakarawana – Anushan Selvarajah
  • Vyjayanthi Lanudena – Sanwada Dharmasena
  • Romesh Kaylingnayaka – Indu Dharmasena
  • Upul Paminillygoda – Anoop Kapukotuwa
  • Nadeeka Pamawardena – Sashini Wakwella
  • Upekha Madiyasooriya – Ruwendi Wakwella
  • Trixie – Keshiya Leitch and Natasha Perera
  • Rohan Molagoda – Abbasali Rozais