Skilled Performance of Fraught Relationships
Modern relationships are often complex. Theatre, we believe is perfectly equipped in capturing its nuances while facilitating a conversation on the nature of relationships in the 21st century. Exploring this subject, ‘Asymmetry’, a play by American playwright Rick Robinson, was performed by the Silent Hands Creative Circle under special arrangement with Samuel French Inc. from the 11th to the 13th of May at the Stables, Park Street Mews. The play, directed by well-known theatre duo Jehan Bastians and Neidra Williams rendered the intricacies of modern relationships on stage through the portrayal of three couples whose lives collide during a particular night.
The first to appear on stage were Miguel & Sandy, a fairly older couple compared to the other two. Miguel, played by actor Mohamed Adamaly and Sandy, played by actress Neidra Williams had a past that had brought tension into their relationship. When they met several years later during an intimate encounter, they were unable to recreate the beauty of the love and romance they shared during their younger days. Cody, played by actor Shanaka Amarasinghe and Maggie played by actress Michelle Herft share a similar affliction to that of Miguel & Sandy, however, they were further disturbed by the their different values and lifestyles. Whilst the youngest couple, influenced heavily by the advent of social media and technologically savvy communication mediums, Priscilla played by actress Celina Cramer and Julius played by actor Devinda De Silva struggle to come to terms with the reality of the other, in the disillusioned setting of virtual encounters and online chat rooms.
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