WHY SHOULD YOU GO? THE GREATEST RUGBY MATCH
The Greatest Rugby Match
If it is the greatest rugby match, it should be on stage! By ‘greatest’, we must insist that this does not include your regular scrum but undoubtedly a knee-slapper. The latest production of Stage Light & Magic Inc, will present The Greatest Rugby Match on the 16th February at IdeaHell.
1. WHAT A RUGBY MATCH REALLY LOOKS LIKE
Would you like a lead-in to this rugby match? Arsikland’s finest ruggerites take the field in an epic battle for the Grand Trophy which will be presented by the Chief Guest, the Chief Grama Sevaka of Madawadigama. Written by Feroze Kamardeen and directed by Sashane Perera, Stage Light & Magic Inc. invites you to catch the live commentary as Arsikland’s top two rugby teams, The ArsikCity Butterflies Sports Club take on their arch-rivals the Kotaudagama ChilliPowders Sports Club. Will the Butterflies take home the trophy? Do the ChilliPowders have enough players? Will there be any dramatic mid-game transfers? Will the winners even get the trophy? Catch all the excitement of the live commentary of this game brought to you by Fox Blister from CNN (Carrying Nothing Newsworthy), Gynocologees Rupasinghe from ArsikPrivate Media and Waasi Paththa Hoyes from ArsikState Media.
2. THE MASTERMINDS BEHIND THE PLAY
“The play is of a fictitious rugby match that will be a retrospective commentary on the past 3 – 4 months” says Sashane, the Director of The Greatest Rugby Match. He is the director of Fun Home, a musical adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir (2006) of the same name, was directed by Sashane Perera, revealing the multifaceted nature of the theatre. Since 2012, Sashane has produced four independent stage theatre productions with Stage Lights & Magic Inc.
Did you enjoy Pusswadilla and Freddy’s Show? Well you will definitely find The Greatest Rugby Show to be a rib-tickling comedy. Playwright Feroze Kamardeen has been navigating his role as a playwright to comment on Sri Lanka's political space. In his production Diary of Freddy, Feroze challenges himself by moving from the essence of his production Pusswedilla, one of Sri Lanka's most popular plays. Similarly, with The Greatest Rugby Show, we wait for a fresh viewpoint in understanding Sri Lanka and its theatre production.
3. SPACE MATTERS!
The Greatest Rugby Match takes place at IdeaHell, Sri Lanka's first creator space. What is a creator space, you ask? Stretching to over 20,000 square feet, the state of the art studio hosts the latest equipment required to bring any and every dream alive; a place used by IdeaHell members who produce an overwhelming amount of talent, innovation and highly impressive content that might just blow your mind, and knock you off your seats. The space promises an experience worth living for, and time that does not go to waste. Contrary to what you think the space may cater to, IdeaHell is, in actuality, a community of creators varying from musicians, chefs, VFX artists, videographers, comedians, magicians, tech-geeks, social experimenters, graffiti artists and so much more! It does not and in no way sound less than the perfect place for any creator and innovator. While you are at it, you can also check out space and learn more.
4. OPEN DOORS TO FICTION
Do you think fiction is not that far from real world? We think it is a reminder of the present. We imagine the play to be an element of humor, enlightening you on the ongoing incidents of our society. Taking on humorous titles while presenting an interesting concept, The Greatest Rugby Match provides a comedic outlook in retrospect to a society that we know too well. We expect to be able to relate to events yet also indulge in the hilarity of the incident. Through our lens, we think that the play dresses up a comedic appeal in comparison to current factional tries, masked by the fictitious rugby match, making us believe that the match isn't the sole concept. Or is it? You can be the judge.
So don't over think, get into gear, and see who will win; the Arsikcity Butterflies or the Kotaudagama ChilliPowders - and bring along your foam fingers and over decorated GameDay signs!
Tickets are priced at 1000LKR and available at Butter Boutique, 70, Rosmead Place, Col 07