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Peperangan terakhir baru sahaja bermula

Posted on 20 June 2013

Date : 23–26 Mei 2013

Venue : Morne Art Gallery

Revolution Stage mengulangi kemenangan kreatif mereka dengan naskhah terbaru, Perang Terakhir. Formula elemen luaran yang sama seperti naskhah-naskhah mereka yang baru lepas digunakan lagi kali ini: dinding/papan untuk meninggalkan komen, prop dengan gambar-gambar berkaitan dengan naskhah yang dipentaskan dan meja menjual merchandise buku dan DVD semua ada, juga di pentas Morne Art Gallery. Sudah terasa seperti ini ialah rumah Revolution Stage; sampai makanan pun dah mula dijual kepada penonton-penonton yang hadir. Inilah antara sebab saya menyukai RS, kerana mereka peka akan kehendak penonton, dan pandai mencari jalan untuk mencari untung. Berbalik kepada naskhahnya. Perang Terakhir mengisahkan Omar dan anak dewasanya Rahimah pada zaman perang besar yang difahamkan sedang meletus di serata dunia. Omar digambarkan sebagai seorang yang takut menghadapi realiti dunia luar, sering berjaga…

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Rebuilding Broken Bridges

Posted on 19 June 2013

Winning multiple awards in the 2006 BOH Cameronian Arts Awards, Broken Bridges has just ended the first leg of its second run. A love letter to Ipoh by Lim Chuang Yik and Teng Ky-Gan (who also wrote Tunku The Musical, Adam The Musical and Paper Crane), they tried to get it off the ground for years, before it was finally picked up for its first run in 2006 by Joe Hasham. Joe Hasham reprises his role as director for the second run, selling out Pentas 1 at KLPAC for several performances, a major feat for any Malaysian production. The plot is pretty straightforward, with only minor tweaks from its original run. Two best friends,  Ming (Jon Chew) and Leong (Ho Soon Yoon) are thick…

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Menjadi Orang Chow Kit Road! Chow Kit Road!

Posted on 11 June 2013

I went to watch Chow Kit Road! Chow Kit Road! with a close friend. We both more or less belong to the urban elite English-speaking Klang Valley demographic, and we were both a little worn out by the end. The play had gone on too long, we said, a common problem of local musicals, and why was the tech so poorly run that we couldn’t understand a lot of the text, and what were they actually trying to say, we said. The rest of the audience in the stalls, however, had come out in force to support the artistes, and had laughed often and applauded warmly. As we filed out, I thought about the difference between my reaction and the rest of the audience’s.…

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