mind adventures

an experimental theatre company set up in sri lanka in 1999.

the culture vulture review of slag

‘slag’ by david hare was our first theatrical production. we had about 4 reviews, but i could find only this one online. it was written by a columnist known only as ‘the culture vulture’. the logo on this article says something about ‘kenny’s world’, which i find a little confusing, but the review was most definitely written by the vulture.



  SpectralCentroid wrote @

I remember ‘Kenny’s World’ by the Culture Vulture as one of the better columns that appreared on any SL newspaper. Wonder who wrote it and what happened to it.

  daytripper wrote @

not sure, but he stopped writing around 2001 or so.

  ravana wrote @

Kenny’s World was written by Delon Weerasinghe, whose play won the Gratien Prize a few years ago. I don’t remember if he used to use the pseudonym “Culture Vulture”. I was under the impression that this was somehow connected to Afdhel Aziz, whose column preceded Delon’s. He used to go as “The Chunky Monkey”, but he made references at times to individuals in what he called “The Colombo Tribe”. Wasn’t the Culture Vulture one of them?

  daytripper wrote @

delon definitely wasn’t the culture vulture. he has always written under his own name, also he did the press publicity for slag, and would have been unlikely to review it, i think.
yeah, i know afdhel was chunky monkey, and i heard about the whole ‘colombo tribe’ thing, but i wasn’t in the country during those years. they put out a cd though, ‘cos i heard it at TNL radio when i first joined.

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