SEE https://youtu.be/WTudekMX91U ….. and LISTEN TO S. SHAKTHITHARAN in conversation with Richard Mockler
against a background of scenes from the play “COUNTING and CRACKING” ….. clarifying the making of The Sri Lankan-Australian experience in Counting and Cracking | The Mix
The playwright contends that it has been moulded as “a cautionary tale” and that he would love to take the ensemble to Sri Lanka. The play was four years in the making and has a cast of 16 (sixteeen) from six different countries.
Shakthitharan is from the renowned Suntharalingam family who established themselves in the middle-to-upper class world of Colombo from the 2nd quarter of the 20th century and held high professional office — with some lineages migrating abroad in the face of post-independence politics though one stream is still prominent in Colombo: viz,the well-known architect Anjalendran.