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Sandamali Wijeratne ’06 (Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka) will present her production of the play The Education of Miss Asia 3 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Monday in Interfaith Chapel, Hogg Hall. A discussion sponsored by the Aya magazine will be held after Sunday’s performance.

The Education of Miss Asia is a comedy written by Ernest MacIntyre, a Sri Lankan playwright, in the 1970s. A double major in international affairs and English, Wijeratne updated the play and is directing it as her independent study in theater.

“It’s the story of a Sri Lankan girl who has won the Miss Asia title and is now being coached for the Miss World finals,” she says. “The play traces how an Indian professor tries to awaken her ‘intellectual and emotional responses to the continent that she represents.’”

A.B. engineering major Charles Felix ’08 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) is serving as stage manager. The cast:

Hector Perera — Ayush Manocha ’07
Violet Perera — Mrittika Shamsuddin ’08
Marlene Perera — Daniela Ochoa-Diaz ’08
Oliver Mendis — Kavinda Udugama ’09
Ranjith Fernando — Mevan Jayasinghe ’08
Prof. Rasagoola Chaudaribhoy — Vijay Krishnan ’07
Alfred — Pablo Torres ’07
George — Shabab Alam ’09
Menike — Minza Zahid ’08

The play is sponsored by Asian Cultural Association, Aya, and the El Mundo Floor.

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