Women of Silk RiverSYNOPSIS
Cleopatra. Joan of Arc. Nefertiti. Somehow we have always associated strong, courageous women with other parts of the world. This February, klpac's latest addition Kimmy Kiew takes a look at the lives of the unassuming Amahs in Malaysia.
Long before the influx of Indonesian and Filipino helpers, there were the Amahs from China. These women, often from poor families, were brought over to work as maids and were instantly recognisable by their white top and black bottom 'sam fu' attire and neatly plaited or bunned hair.
Women of Silk River takes a look at these invisible women who were employed to serve the household and make it run as smoothly and comfortably as possible. And yet there is so little known about their lives, their traditions, their beliefs, and, most importantly, the sacrifices they have made to to serve the household.
The devised play opens with the "sor hei" ceremony where their hair is combed into a bun and this signifies their new life as an Amah. Then, the tale of four Amahs, a British woman and a Japanese man unfolds...
Cast: DAWN CHEONG, PRISCA FLORENCE WONG, HELENA FOO, MIEN LY, NICOLE FUCHS & BEN TAN
Director: KIMMY KIEW
Executive Producer: DATO’ FARIDAH MERICAN
Artistic Director: JOE HASHAM OAM
Date & Time:
4-6, 8 – 9 FEBRUARY @ 8.30pm
7 FEBRUARY @ 3pm (Matinee shows)
THE ACTORS STUDIO @ LOT 10
RM28 (senior citizens)
RM23 (students & disabled)
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