Malaysian identity is at the core of theatre series 'Life Sdn Bhd' at KLPac

Comedian Shamaine Othman is one of the performers in this weekend's theatre show 'Life Sdn Bhd: What It Means To Be Malaysian?' at KLPac. Photo: Robin Wong

Get into the spirit of Merdeka and Malaysia Day with Life Sdn Bhd: What It Means To Be Malaysian? by The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat.

This theatre show will play at the Indicine venue, KLPac, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah from Sept 1-3. Directed by Datuk Faridah Merican, this latest offering of the Life Sdn Bhd series premiered earlier this month at the two-day Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival.

The line-up of Life Sdn Bhd: What It Means To Be Malaysian? features Xavier Chen Wen Xuan, Tin Raman, Melor, Mark Beau de Silva, Shamaine Othman and Li Yang.

From a playwright and educator to a stand-up comedian, an actor to a social media strategist, the six storytellers offer a no-holds-barred take on what it means to be an "Anak Malaysia" that is hilarious at times and poignant at others.

It is a unique celebration of Malaysia as we know it, not a picture-perfect “Visit Malaysia” ad, but one that is endearing and real. A recent Facebook survey on KLPac’s page asked its followers the same question, revealing honest and witty responses, from the expected food-related answers (“warm steamy nasi lemak”) to patriotic bangers (“knowing how to sing most of the classic patriotic songs, like Keranamu Malaysia”) to the ... er, uniquely Malaysian (“enjoy more public holidays compared to most countries”).

Who knows – you may also discover what Malaysia means to you.

This year also marks 30 years since the devastating Dataran Merdeka floods which wiped out The Actors Studio's first theatre at Plaza Putra and the reason why Life Sdn Bhd started in the first place – when (The Actors Studio founders) Joe Hasham and Faridah were thinking where do they go next – and accepted this was the trials and tribulations of life.

This weekend, the series goes back full circle to its very first theme.

More info here.

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