Untouched -Sri Lanka – August 25th

Sujeewa Pathinisekara

(Inauguration – Best Play at the 2021 Egypt Sharm El Sheikh International Theater Festival)

Untouched centers around the contemporary story of a woman, her lover and her husband. The story of the meeting of the woman and her lover and how he fills the void in her life is largely dramatized.

Her husband, who is a medical doctor, has been distant from his family because of his stressful life. There is an unsaid and unheard silence in him. This results in the woman having an unbearable loneliness.

She requests her husband   to dine together with one of his patients at their home.

The woman and the patient have short meetings at his archeological site and then his apartment. They become lovers. But the lover too had a silence, different to the one of the husband. They develop their relationship but slowly, it becomes hard for the wife to bear up with her lover’s silences, disappearances, emotions and demands. She falls into a metaphorical pit between the two men.

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