AMPAG, Belvoir Belvoir:Counting And Cracking

Counting and Cracking

Image Credits: Vaishnavi Suryaprakash, Shiv Palekar, Nadie Kammallaweera. Photos by Daniel Boud and Malith Hegoda.

January 2019

Fri 11 

07:00 PM

Belvoir

Belvoir

Sydney Town Hall483 George St

SydneyNSW

 
 

On the banks of the Georges River, Radha and her son Siddhartha release the ashes of Radha’s mother – their final connection to the past. They are free to embrace their lives in Australia, then a phone call from Colombo brings the past spinning back to life.

On the banks of the Georges River, Radha and her son Siddhartha release the ashes of Radha’s mother – their final connection to the past, to Sri Lanka and its struggles. Now they are free to embrace their lives in Australia. Then a phone call from Colombo brings the past spinning back to life, and we are plunged into an epic story of love and political strife, of home and exile, of parents and children.

Counting and Cracking is a big new play about Australia like none we’ve seen before. This is life on a large canvas, so we are leaving Belvoir St and building a Sri Lankan town hall inside Sydney Town Hall. Sixteen actors play four generations of a family, from Colombo to Pendle Hill, in a story about Australia as a land of refuge, about Sri Lanka’s efforts to remain united, about reconciliation within families, across countries, across generations.