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Counting and Cracking, எண்ணிக்கை, இல்லையேல் கையோங்கு ගණන් නොගන්නේ නම් ගණන් කරන්න

COUNTING AND CRACKING, எண்ணிக்கை, இல்லையேல் கையோங்கு ගණන් නොගන්නේ නම් ගණන් කරන්න

NYU Skirball (566 LaGuardia Place) Begins September 6, 2024

North American Premiere

எண்ணிக்கை, இல்லையேல் கையோங்கு ගණන් නොගන්නේ නම් ගණන් කරන්න 
Presenting a Belvoir St Theatre & Kurinji Co-Production 
Written and Associate Directed by S. Shakthidharan
Directed and Associate Written by Eamon Flack
In Partnership with NYU Skirball 

Belvoir St Theatre’s COUNTING AND CRACKING, by S. Shakthidharan and directed by Eamon Flack, comes to NYU Skirball this fall for its U.S. Premiere after critically acclaimed productions in Australia and the United Kingdom. The sweeping, episodic play features nineteen performers from across the globe on a multi-generational journey of a Sri Lankan-Australian family from 1956-2004. Radha fled Sri Lanka with her unborn child as the nation struggled with conflict. Two decades later, her son Siddhartha, now an Australian man who knows little of his family’s background, receives a call from the past that changes everything he thought he knew, and who he thought he was. One of the most highly anticipated premieres of 2024, COUNTING AND CRACKING is a joyous, epic story of family, forgiveness, the ghosts we leave behind, and the power of love.  

 The cast of COUNTING AND CRACKING includes Rodney Afif, Prakash Belawadi, Senuri Chandrani, Antonythasan Jesuthasan, Nadie Kammallaweera, Ahilan Karunaharan, Abbie-Lee Lewis, Gandhi MacIntyre, Radhika Mudaliyar, Shiv Palekar, Dushan Philips, Sukhbir Singh Walia (Sunny), Nipuni Sharada, Kaivalya Suvarna, Rajan Velu, and Sukania Venugopal. They will be joined by musicians Kranthi Kiran Mudigonda, Janakan Suthanthiraraj, and Venkhatesh Sritharan. 

COUNTING AND CRACKING includes set and costume design by Dale Ferguson, lighting design by Damien Cooper, and sound design and composer by Stefan GregoryAnandavalli serves as choreographer, costume and cultural advisor. 

Tickets are sold through NYU Skirball. Access tickets here.


[A] powerful epic of love and war, exile and reconciliation.

- The Australian
★★★★★ Contender for the best play of the year

- Time Out Sydney
[Counting and Cracking] makes for an absorbing journey from separation to reconciliation, always alive to the pulse of history.

- The Guardian
Counting and Cracking: how a three-hour Sri Lankan war epic became one of the great Australian plays

The Guardian

Epic tale of destruction and family ties: Our latest show to take on the world

The Syndey Morning Herald