Stream time: a play about Malaysia to wayang kulit for beginners

  • Arts
  • Saturday, 14 Aug 2021

Virtual theatre 'Tales From Malaysia Baru' cast (top, left) Ivan Alexander Francis Gabriel, Lawrence Chin, Sharmila Kana and Aloyah Bakar. Photo: PenangPac


Date and Time: Aug 15, 8.30pm

Tales From Malaysia Baru is set in an old Chinese house in the heart of George Town. It tells the colourful story of seamstress Auntie Kang and her nosy neighbour Kak Kiah. Both have their opinions on what is not right in Malaysia. That's their afternoon chat session.

They are soon joined by Auntie Kang’s son Ah Boon and Nathan, a fellow neighbour.

A tale of race, relationships and what it means to be Malaysian, this 90-minute play features a cast of Penang-based actors.

Tales From Malaysia Baru, ticketed, will stream via PenangPac’s Youtube channel.

More info here.


Date and Time: Until Aug 22, 9pm

Presented by Malay-language theatre company Revolution Stage, Rindu will be presented as a visual drama.

A first for Revolution Stage, Rindu will incorporate elements of radio drama coupled with visuals and videos to accompany the story.

Rindu is about Haji Deli and Che Mah who have a daughter Liza. She has not been able to return home due to the pandemic.

Che Mah has Alzheimer’s disease, and she often thinks that Liza will be coming back home soon to visit her.

What she can’t recall is that there’s another reason besides the pandemic as to why Liza hasn’t returned home.

Rindu, ticketed, will stream via Revolution Stage’s website.

More info here.


Date and Time: Aug 15, 11am

Wayang Kulit 4 Dummies is part of a workshop series by Kakiseni Junior in collaboration with Riuh4Rakyat.

In this workshop, suitable for those aged seven and above, learn about the origin and influences of Wayang Kulit Kelantan, the basic elements of shadow puppetry, the general characteristics of the puppets from other countries and the musical instruments used in a wayang kulit performance.

The workshop will be conducted by a Kakiseni team.

Wayang Kulit 4 Dummies, ticketed, will stream via Zoom.

All proceeds will be channeled to Projek Bangsa Malaysia for Frontliners, Tempatan Food Bank by Tempatan Fest, Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA) & Refuge For Refugee.

More info here.


Date and Time: Until Aug 15

Freedom A(r)t Home Fest is a charity art event, featuring over 50 Malaysian creatives. This is an initiative to help raise funds for creative industry workers who have been badly affected by the pandemic.

This digital event's programme includes acoustic performances, poetry, online art and craft market.

Hangout with Dr Kamal Sabran, Wani Ardy, Mosyuki Borhan, and Iedil Dzuhrie Alaudin in the Lepak Session.

Freedom A(r)t Home Fest will stream live via Facebook.

More info here.


Date and Time: Aug 14 and 16, 8pm

Based on a classic romance novel, this stage play by Symphony Theatre explores themes such as love and relationships.

The show is also tech-savvy with 3D technology and backdrops.

Starring Jessie Chung, Marcus Choot, Lily Lim, Paul Lee, John Lee and Jessica Chung, Afterglow will be performed in Mandarin (with English subtitles).

Afterglow, ticketed, will stream via CloudTheatre.

More info here.

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