Something a little more political at KLPac this week.
They are the Gemuk Girls...and proud of it!
"There are few productions that have such power, that remind audiences of the possibilities of theatre to question, to move and to ask them to dream." ('Gutsy Girls', Life! The Straits Times, 4 November 2008)
"This play has weight, and the actors more than ably pull theirs to give us a classic in Singapore Theatre." ('A human face put to weighty political issues', The Business Times, 31 October 2008)
Gemuk Girls follows the seemingly normal lives of a mother, Kartini, and her daughter Juliana who, together make a very unlikely mother-daughter pair - one loud and overbearing, the other straitlaced and on the threshold of entering politics. Together, they are Gemuk Girls and proud of it. Their whole world is taken for a spin when they receive shocking news about Kartini’s father who had been arrested and detained during the 1960s. From then on, the floodgates of the family’s emotional past are thrown open.
The play creates more questions than answers, causing us to probe into our own lives and create a connection between ourselves and the characters. Can a family truly survive as they struggle to reconcile the past with the present? Can the ghosts of the past affect the future?
As with other plays by The Necessary Stage such as the award-winning Fundamentally Happy and Good People, Gemuk Girls seeks to challenge audiences to re-examine the status quo and their preconceptions, and in doing so, presents possibilities for new interpretations and understanding.
Director : ALVIN TAN
Writer: HARESH SHARMA
Cast : AIDI “ALIN” MOSBIT, NAJIB SOIMAN & SITI KHALIJAH
Date & Time:
4 – 6 DECEMBER 2008 @ 8:30 PM
6 -7 DECEMBER 2008 @ 3:00 PM (Matinee shows)
PENTAS 2, THE KUALA LUMPUR PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (KLPac)
RM 20 (STUDENTS, DISABLE & SENIOR CITIZENS)
Box Office :
(KLPac) 4047 9000 / (TAS@BSC) 2094 9400
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