MCO: Five online theatre shows to watch


Poet and storyteller Azalia Suhaimi will read 'Shadows' this Friday. Photo: Kakiseni

If you’re trying to survive this second lockdown, here are five online theatre plays and arts performances to get rid of your MCO blues.

Prophecies

Until Jan 20

RM25

Malay theatre group Revolution Stage’s First Time Workshop participants bring to life six experimental tales inspired by stories of the Prophets.

The three directors and nine actors give their own spin to these stories.

The six playlets explore themes of love, death, sacrifice and faith.

Catch the show on Revolution Stage’s online viewing platform.

More details: revolutionstage.com

Sesi Hikayat Storytelling: Shadows

Jan 22 (8.30pm)

Free

Poet and storyteller Azalia Suhaimi lends her talent for this unique storytelling session as she reads Shadows, written by Maya Zaharudin and illustrated by Shufitri Mohd Shukardi. Shadows is part of Kakiseni’s Hikayat Series.

A collaborative effort by Kakiseni, ErWen Studio and KL's Akademi Seni Budaya Dan Warisan Kebangsaan (Aswara), this online reading of Shadows is tailored for the visually impaired and the general public.

Presented in English and complete with sound effects, Shadows also include descriptions of the page illustrations.

Follow Adam as he gets transported into a world of wayang kulit and goes on an adventure discovering courage through wit.

Catch the storytelling session on Kakiseni’s Facebook page.

I Stole Satan’s Girlfriend

Jan 23 (8pm)

USD$3 (RM12.15)

KL-based performing arts group Pop-Up Theatre presents I Stole Satan’s Girlfriend, an original play written and directed by British expat Scott McQuaid.

It features local actors Aniq Durar, Bryan Tiang, Lara Alyssa and Turkey-based British actor Paul Zarraga.

The story features Dan, a shy and reserved man, who encounters Lucinda, a seductress, at the park.

After a wild one-night stand, Dan falls for Lucinda. What he doesn’t know is that she is in fact the Devil’s girlfriend!

More details: Pop Up Theatre

Treasure Island

Until Jan 30

Free

British physical comedy theatre company Le Navet Bete puts a hilarious spin on this Robert Louis Stevenson classic.

Presented at British university theatre Exeter Northcott Theatre over last year’s Christmas period, this live-recording of Treasure Island is perfect for a home-based family "outing".

Featuring swashbuckling pirates, tropical islands and a mermaid, set sail with the characters as they make their way to the Caribbean to seek out treasure.

But will they all get there in one piece?

Days To Come

Until Feb 22

Free



Lillian Hellman's Days To Come by Mint Theater Company. Photo: Todd CerverisLillian Hellman's Days To Come by Mint Theater Company. Photo: Todd Cerveris

Under off-Broadway company Mint Theater Company’s Silver Lining Streaming Series, here's a 2018 production of Lillian Hellman’s Days To Come.

Directed by J.R. Sullivan, Days To Come is a family drama set against the backdrop of labour strife in a small Ohio town.

Andrew Rodman is failing in running the family business. As the workers go on strike, things get desperate.

Andrew makes a move to resolve the issue but what he doesn’t know is that his naive actions would tear apart his family and his town.

More details: Mint Theater Company

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