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The One Who Loves You So

The One Who Loves You So

The One Who Loves You So

RS. 1,000
ISBN : 978-624-95478-0-3
Author : Arun Welandawe-Prematilleke
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Arun Welandawe-Prematilleke is a Colombo based playwright, actor and director. His work has touched on various forms including immersive performance, devised theatre and live art and has dealt with issues of queer sexuality and identity, class, and race.


A regular Friday night finds a wealthy trust-fund Colombo native on a gay dating app trying to find someone for a few hours. In walks a British expat, looking for a few moments of pleasure and not much else. What is supposed to be a run-of-the-mill one-night experience becomes something quite different. Over two one-day encounters, the two men make love, tell stories, inebriate and commiserate, and in the process share their lives with each other.

As the pair tangle between lovemaking and connection, sex and sexuality, love and lust, The One Who Loves You So grapples with the complexities of short-term intimacy and asks what becomes of love when it has no recourse to future illusions. The One Who Loves You So is a candid and honest love story; a play about our universal struggle for connection.

Winner of the Gratiaen Prize 2018