Dear Children, Sincerely... Seven Decades of Sri Lanka
Summerhall Festival - Demonstration Room
An ensemble performance that takes the audience through seventy years of Sri Lankan history, from the 1940s to the 2000s. By laying out seven singular events, (one event per decade), the production charts how the politics of the country and the spirit of the Sri Lankan people changed over the last 70 years. Created through the memories of people who lived through these changes, the production spans Independence, the beginning of the Sinhala-Tamil conflict, the fall of the English speaking elite, two youth insurrections, a 30-year civil war and its aftermath.