‘Closer’ by Patrick Marber at the British Council
English playwright, Patrick Marber's play ‘Closer’ premiered in 1997 in London, making Marber and his work immediately world-renowned. Closer did not only conquer stages all around the globe, but the 2004 movie directed by Mike Nichols had famous actors like Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Jude Law, and Clive Owen starring in the lead roles.
The center of the story is a love rectangle. The characters: a young and rebellious stripper, a shy but ambitious writer, a middle-aged dermatologist, and a photographer who hides her feelings with rigidness. Their fates interlink for almost five years, all of them getting lost in the labyrinth of desire. ‘Closer’ is about love, the desire to own each other, and revenge, where fundamentally lonesome and interdependent people look for happiness and fulfilment in each other, trying to redeem their own lives through one another.
Mind Adventures theatre company will stage a dramatized reading of the play at the British Council Library on the 11, 13,14 and 15 September 2015. This production is the third in a series of events planned as part of Mind Adventures’ stint as Arists in Residence at the British Council. The play is directed by Tracy Holsinger and is performed by veteran actors Arun Welandawe-Prematilleke and Tehani Chitty, alongside newcomers Chris Burgess and Shakthi Ponniah.
Tickets are priced at Rs.1000 and are available at the British Council Library and takas.lk