The age-old tale of redemption and repentance is the story of this production called The Travellers by ADNI Islamic School. The play will be showing on the 27th at 8:00 PM and 28th of January at 3:00 PM at the Auditorium Dewan Bahasa Dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur.
Theatre is often seemed as a distracting form of escapism among conservative or religious circles. Although there is a burgeoning theatre scene in universities with an Islamic message, Islamic schools have yet to truly explore the potential of theatre as a medium. Maybe it’s due to the stigma of the arts among the circle, often dubbed as a time.
ADNI Theatre Production of ADNI Islamic School is taking one step further in breaking the stigma, by making The Travellers open to the public.
The Travellers uses the Islamic concept of the temporary nature of our world, and that we are all merely visiting a rest stop in our journey towards the ultimate destination – the afterlife. The momentary characteristics of duniawi (mortal world) in comparison to the permanence of akhirah (afterlife).
All of this is told through the life of a boy called Hafiz, who has practiced and memorized the Quran since he was young, but is eventually led astray. The play portrays his uphill battle in finding his way back to the right path after undergoing many trials and tribulation.
The heavy symbolism found in The Travellers will feature not just your run-of-the-mill theatrics, but also includes choral speaking, spoken word poetry, and nasheed (religious songs).
The actors of the The Travellers are all students who are led by their teachers Rahimah, Azeera, Afni and Aqilah. The ADNI Production Team is also directed by Puan Azila and Puan Nilawana.
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