Beloved tale of star-crossed lovers returns in 'Panggung Rakyat' virtual series


In 2016, Teochew Puppet and Opera House’s show ‘Butterfly Lovers: Maiden Meeting’, starring Liu Xiaoli as Zhu Yingtai (in pink), and Ling Goh as Liang Shanbo, sold out at PenangPac. Photo: Teochew Puppet and Opera House

The Panggung Rakyat series, presented by Cultural Economy Development Agency (Cendana) with support from city council DBKL, is really taking Malaysians places in terms of traditional arts and culture. The pandemic restrictions have forced this "live in KL" series to go virtual, and last month's first Panggung Rakyat show saw Kedah's Mek Mulung theatre drama, helmed by Zamzuriah Zahari, attracting an enthusiastic online audience.

Next up for the Panggung Rakyat series is a virtual visit to Penang for an evergreen performance from the Teochew Puppet and Opera House's archives.

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