Tracy (Holsinger) is directing a (good) play at Barefoot this weekend. I have hung around drinking beer and gluing LT covers to a promotional Stonehenge, and the play looks interesting to me. To quote from the Director’s Message – “Men have a natural strength, says Fefu, women have to find their strength… and when they do it comes forth with bitterness and is erratic. The Playwright likens them to raw nevers for which the men are the insulators, and all women have experienced that moment when they’ve waited for the men to arrive, so that they could relax.” I personally am always interested to get some clue as to how women think, and Tracy’s plays are known to be good.
The play features Anushka Pereira and Boycy doing music, who are the people I know. There is also the stage debut of Ameena Hussein, whose books I read through the Hussein-Perera Publishing House. I like Sri Lankan theatre cause the community is so networked, and I especially like the portrayal of the Sri Lankan family which I always see. It can’t possibly be intended in all of these plays, but just the accent and the behavior reminds me of a comic Sri Lankanness which I find funny because its true.
The play is being held at Barefoot, which is a really great space. There is a main stage and two other sets, to which the audience moves around. A bit of logistical dexterity, but it seems to work. Dominic and Nazreen Sansoni are really chill hosts and it’s a lovely location. I think the play is sold out Friday, but tix for Saturday and Sunday should be available. At least, er, they better be.
The website Deshan put together is good and informative, btw: http://fefu.blogsome.com/
Barefoot Ganesh says go