THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU SO
Bold, Brave & Honest Theatre
The sentiment of love is universal, but the LGBTQ+ community is limited in their experience of love with the restrictions imposed by the socio-cultural nuances of the gender binary of heterosexuality. ‘The One Who Loves You So’, written and directed by acclaimed theatre personality Arun Welandawe- Prematillake was an eye-opening artistic creation embodying activism against the binary of heterosexuality while painting a raw and honest picture of the Sri Lankan LGBTQ+ community. Exuding heartbreak and poignancy in a genuine study into the lives of the queer community, The One Who Loves You So was staged from the 15th to 18th August at the Namel- Malini Punchi Theatre. The play portrayed the relationship between two men, Vidhura, a member of the local affluent class and Nick, a working class British banker visiting Sri Lanka, meeting via a dating app.
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