Monday, October 20, 2008

"Kisah Gadis" at KLPac

I rarely get to watch Malay theater so I'm definitely will be taking the opportuinity to catch this show at KLPac this week.
Actors Studio's Teater Rakyat Presents

Kisah Gadis

The double bill features two fantastic originals works - 'Mangli' and 'Gadis Jalan Burmah'. Not only will it be the first time both pieces are presented in a single showcase but it will also be the first time both are directed by Megat Sharizal (Teater Festival Malaysia 2004 Best Director for 'Tat Nenas')

Whether the women are telling their stories from a kitchen or a bench, the stories they share may not quite make an epic but are still painfully meaningful, moving and relevant.

This double bill marks the second installment of The Actors Studio's Teater Rakyat programme, the first of which was Anak Bulan di Kampong Wa' Hassan.

MANGLI (in Bahasa Malaysia)
How do you give life to someone who's already dead? At a bus stop, Idayu Sa'ayah meets her old friend, Aris Mat Tam, after years without news. Idayu begins to discover a very different Aris from the college classmate she once knew.

GADIS JALAN BURMAH (in English & Bahasa Malaysia)
The world keeps telling her that she is running out of time but 42-year-old Kartini Shuib thinks otherwise.

On her birthday, while trying to bake her own birthday cake, she contemplates whether or not to go out with an insurance salesman Kassim Rahman, upon the suggestion of her mother. But then, memories of her previous flings return to haunt her. What does it all mean? Is she really running out of time?

Tickets are RM25 (adults) and RM10 (students).
Special preview night on 22 October and Saturday matinee on 25 October at RM10.

Call 03-4047 9000 (KLPac) or 03-2094 9400 (The Actors Studio @ BSC)

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