Performed by the Janakaraliya troupe and directed by Tracy Holsinger.
The play centres on a group of actors who travel around the country performing plays for a living. Each has a story to tell and each has a reason for wanting to continue they journey for as long as possible.
Adapted and devised from ‘The Boy Who Speaks In Numbers’ by Mike Masilamani, the Kaerakena Keliya follows the fortunes of the citizens of the Small Village of Fat Hopes, who are caught in the crossfire of a Civil War of Lies. They find themselves marooned in a camp for Ignored Defeated People along with A Mad Uncle, A Constantly Complaining Cow, A Lying Lizard and a myriad of other stranded people.
This allegorical tale uses humour and physical theatre to explore the themes of displacement, alienation and the collateral damage of war.