As a literature student for most of my life, I would be one of the first people to tell you that Shakespeare is not a walk in the park. It’s old English with metaphors and morals from literal centuries ago tossed in with some lines that go on and on for what seems like ever. It would have been nice if someone, oh I don’t know, demystified Romeo and Juliet for me.
Yes, the election season is upon us but that does not stop the theatre world from producing entertaining shows for Malaysians!
Khamis malam lepas aku dijemput untuk menghadiri pra-tonton teater IQ.Rock terbitan Anomalist Production. Teater IQ.Rock akan dipentaskan bermula esok malam di DPAC (Damansara Performing Arts Centre). Sepanjang 4 hari, teater akan dipentaskan sebanyak 6 kali – 2 pementasan siang (matinee) dan 4 pementasan malam.
Recently I caught Version 2020, a generative play about Vision 2020 at Five Arts Centre’s TTDI black box. It is a play that looks back to Vision 2020 and attempts to suggest alternate versions of Malaysia’s future. Directed by Mark Teh, Version 2020 is part of The Complete Futures of Malaysia, a generative series of projects that kicked off on 2017 that will unfold locally and internationally over several years in multiple chapters and formats.
I enjoyed it a lot. There were plenty of high points for me, and I came out admiring some of the executions, wishing I had been a part of it.