Dato’ Syed Alwi is known for his contribution to the development of the local theatre scene as a writer, producer and director in a career that has spanned since the early 1950’s. Tampakdara and The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat will be presenting three of his written works with Teater YEOP: A Tribute to Dato’ Syed Alwi from 27th to 30th December in Pentas 2, klpac.
Tragicomedy of Errors was staged last week at Pentas 1, klpac, and presented by Pentas Project. Seeing the title, I was expecting an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, but that was not entirely the case. Tragicomedy of Errors was more of a restaging of a 1986 play titled “Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land”, written by a renown Taiwanese playwright-director, Stan Lai. While the bard’s play involves the switching of two sets of twins, Tragicomedy of Errors centers around two groups of theatre production that have to share a stage because of a booking error. This somewhat similar concept, in addition to the play’s slapstick, puns and word play, [...]
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To illustrate the knottiness of modern relationships is upcoming short film She’s The One, directed by Thivian Sivananthen and written by Dale Bashir.