The Mourning After

  • Written by: Ahi Karunaharan
  • Directed by: Miria George
  • Circa Two
  • 16 October − 27 October

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Vanakkam, Nalvaravu, Vaazhtukkal

After the death of his father, Kiwi-born Shekar travels to his father’s village in the pearl of the Orient, Sri Lanka. On his arrival Shekar discovers that the tsunami has swept away the village and all that remains is a single house and those left behind.

Uncle Somu, known far and wide as a featured extra in the film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, his nephew Raju with dreams of escaping, Bala constantly digging for lost memories, Aunty Saroja with the black tongue appearing each day to try to infiltrate the house and guarding them all is Kabarakoya, a giant lizard.

As Shekar sifts through the ruins in search of answers, the buried truths of his father’s past are revealed.

The Mourning After is a story of loss, love and family.

Presented by Tawata Productions.

Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes, no interval


Cast and crew

Starring Ahi Karunaharan

Show times

16 October − 27 October

Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm

Sunday 4.30pm

Ticket prices

$40 Adult

$35 Senior/Student

$33 Friend of Circa

$25 Under 25s/Groups 8+

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