‘Pokok’ is a story that welcomes renown director U-Wei’s talent back to the theatre stage from the 7 December – 16 December 2018 at Auditorium Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. Known more for his films such as Hanyut, Kaki Bakar and Perempuan, Lelaki &..? (from which he won the Best Director Award in the 11th Malaysian Film Festival), U-Wei has also honed his craft through plays, his last one being Wangi Menjadi Saksi back in 2008. We get to talk about why he chose the story written by Tan Sri Johan Jaaffar, his decision to dwell into theatre once more, and the moral reason why films should exist.
SETELAH muncul dengan produksi sulung yang berjudul Bangsawan Dendam Laksamana pada November 2017, kini Pat Ibrahim Project Entertainment maju setapak lagi untuk membawa acara di bawah program Siri Semarak Bangsawan dengan skala yang lebih besar: Jeyarawara Pekan Bangsawan Warisan Budaya 2018.
Theatresauce‘s final Emerging Directors Lab showcase for the 2017/2018 season showcased four plays by four different directors. There are subtle highs and obvious lows – but what’s certain is that each director inserted their own style into the staging.
(If you haven’t checked it out head to this link and get yourself a ticket. This week is the final week!)
Due to the lack of common theme, the experience of going to this showcase was like a visit to a small gallery of genres. Two of the plays, namely The Light and Api, Jangan Lupa Api incorporates the [...]
Back after two decades, the playwright-director Kee Thuan Chye returns to produce Swordfish + Concubine, turning two beloved tales from Sejarah Melayu; Singapura Dilanggar Todak and a tale about a sultan’s favorite concubine who was put to death by impalement that’ll take us on a journey back through time into historical Malaya, to create this expansive modern-day adaption of Malaysian history, culture and values in our people. Taking place from the 2nd to the 5th of November 2017, the play will be staged at Pentas 1, KLPAC and some it its proceeds will go to raise funds for the family of Ooi Eow Jin, a former orchestra conductor of RTM.