Popular Syed Alwi play to be staged again next week


By ZIEMAN
  • Nation
  • Saturday, 19 Jul 2003

BY ZIEMAN

KUALA LUMPUR: After its successful stint five months ago, the popular play Alang Rentak Seribu by National Laureate Datuk Syed Alwi will be staged for the second time this year at the Istana Budaya next week. 

The 30-year-old play is back by popular demand following the rave reviews and response it received in three states – Perak, Perlis and Terengganu – during a tour from March to last month.  

“We decided to stage it again after getting calls from people who missed the play last February,” said Istana Budaya's marketing and public relations department assistant director Mariam Sulaiman. 

Alang Rentak Seribu, to be staged from July 25 to July 31, will be directed by veteran theatre director-actor Ahmad Yatim who, incidentally, played the lead role when the play was first staged in 1973.  

The play is about a Filem Negara crew doing a documentary on the people in Alang's village.  

Problems brew when the father of the leading lady, Mazni, becomes angry after seeing his daughter socialising with a man, not realising it is part of an act in a movie. 

The shooting of the film comes to a halt several times because of various problems, bringing about some humorous situations.  

The play features Adlin Arman Ramlee, the son of legendary actor A.R. Tompel, as Alang.  

The others are Ruminah Sidek, Khatijah Tan, fondly known as Mak Ngah in Pi Mai Pi Mai Tang Tu, and newcomer Kartika Mohammad as Mazni. 

Alang Rentak Seribu will be staged for seven days starting July 25, at 8.30pm.  

Tickets priced at RM21, RM31 and RM51 can be booked by calling Box Office at 03-4025 5932.  

Senior citizens, the disabled and schoolchildren are entitled to a 20% discount while those who buy five tickets will get a ticket free. 

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