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January 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Parah‘ tells the story of four Form 5 students who are studying in Kuala Lumpur. Melur, Hafiz, Mahesh and Kahoe are the best of friends despite coming from different races. They absolutely love hanging out together and can often be found at Melur’s house, either studying or just spending time together. These four youngsters are the epitome of the ’1Malaysia’ concept that everyone has been trying to nurture among the youths today.

One day, Melur discovered that a page from a literature novel belonging to her mother had been torn out. Curious to find out who did it, she approached her three friends but to no avail as all of them denied doing the deed. Piqued by Melur’s insistence on finding out the truth, the boys also become curious as to the contents of the torn page from the novel entitled ‘Interlok‘. The four find themselves bombarded with many questions as they dig further, questions that touches their personal identities. What power does a word have in shaping reality? Is civic nationalism possible in any society that is obsessed with race?

The cast of ‘Parah’. This provocative play will be happening at KLPAC from 1st till 6th February 2012

This play is inspired by Yasmin Ahmad’s final film, ‘Talentime‘, as well as Abdullah Hussein’s novel, ‘Interlok‘. A funny, provocative and moving production, the play asks urgent questions about love, home and belonging. ‘Parah‘ is presented by Instant Cafe Theatre Company and will be staged from 1st till 6th February 2012 at Pentas 2, Ground Floor, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. Performances are scheduled as below:-

1st till 6th February 2012 at 8.30 pm AND 4th 5th February at 3.00 pm

Tickets are priced at RM 38 (flat rate) for shows on Wednesdays AND RM 48 for shows on Thursdays to Sundays. The play is performed in Bahasa Malaysia with English surtitles. For more information, please call Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre @ Sentul Park at 03 4047 9000 or The Actors Studio @ Lot 10 at 03 2142 2009 / 2143 2009.

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At A Plank Bridge

January 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm

We have often heard our grandparents talk about their experience during the World War II in Malaysia – how the Japanese ruled our country with an iron fist, the cruelties and the harsh times that they faced during that time and how thankful they are to be able to enjoy living in a peaceful country now. Despite the harshness of it, many still seem to be inspired by the stories and the lessons that can be learnt from it. Although movies like Band of Brothers, Saving Private Ryan, Empire of the Sun and Schindler’s List makes an interesting watch, it also gives the viewers a glimpse of how life was during that time.

Catch ‘At A Plank Bridge’ at Pentas 2, klpac from 17th till 21st January 2012

If you are a fan of war stories, be sure to catch ‘At A Plank Bridge‘ , a performance brought to you by The Actors Studio from 17th till 21st January 2012. The story is about two men who accidentally meet on a back country road during World War II, just after the surrender of the Japanese occupation army. It tells the story of Fook Leong’s chance encounter with Chandran, who attacked Fook Leong thinking that the former was a bandit. While their initial confrontation is easily resolved, they discover that there is a far deeper conflict between the two of them as their destinies collide.

Tickets are priced at RM 43 for adults and RM 23 for students, the disabled, TAS UNCHR cardholders. It will be held at Pentas 2, klpac @ Sentul park and is scheduled to perform as below:-

17th January 2012 (Preview) at 8.30 pm
18th till 20th January 2012 at 8.30 pm
21st January 2012 at 3.00 pm AND 8.30 pm

For more information, please call The Actors Studio at 03 2142 2009 / 2143 2009 or klpac at 03 4047 9000 or log on to the website here.

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Birdian Quartet and Sax Friends

January 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm

When one thinks of saxophone music, one of the first things that comes to mind is Kenny G. For years, Kenny G has entertained us with many of his wonderfully relaxing and entertaining smooth saxophone pieces. Though saxophone music may not be very much in style these days, its music never fails to evoke a sense of peace to those who hear it.

The Birdian Saxophone Quartet consists of Ian Chan Wing Hang, Richard Goh Hao Tian, Foo Yee Lee and Cheryl Mah Yiing Chiau

If you are a fan of smooth jazz music, then there is a chance that you would already know how music from a saxophone quartet sounds like. A saxophone quartet is usually made up of one B soprano, one E alto, one B tenor and one E baritone. For those who are curious to see how a saxophone quartet sound like, then make a date with The Actors Studio this 15th January 2012 as the Birdian Saxophone Quartet will be performing at The Actors Studio @ Lot 10. The performance will also see the quartet perform with a bunch of sax friends and will feature music from Leroy Anderson, Joe Hisaishi and many more.

Founded in 2000 and led by founder/saxophonist Ian Chan Wing Hang, this group has a passion in promoting interest in and appreciation of classical saxophone music. The Birdian Saxophone Quartet also regularly performs a wide range of light classical, jazz standards, popular and film music repertoires at different occasions. It also conducts workshops for various school band camps and music festivals within Kuala Lumpur. Tickets are by a minimum donation of RM 20 and can be purchased at The Actors Studio. The group will be performing two sessions, that is at 3.00 pm and 8.00 pm. For more information, please call 03 2142 2009 or 2143 2009.

Photo (c) Birdian Saxophone Quartet

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Tamilselvi Doesn’t Speak Tamil

January 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Ada udang, ada garam
Banyak orang, banyak ragam

The Malay proverb above basically means that in this colourful world, there are many types of people with many types of behaviour. There are those who feel proud of their mother tongue and will not hesitate to communicate in it as much as they can. There are also others who, though they are well-versed in their mother tongue, opt to NOT converse in it no matter what the situation is due to their own reasons or beliefs.

Tamilselvi Doesn’t Speak Tamil will be on at Indicine, klpac from 14th to 15th January 2012

Tamilselvi, a Tamil educated Tamil, is one such person. Though she can speak her mother tongue, she absolutely refuses to speak a word of Tamil and wants nothing to do with it! If you know someone who is like Tamilselvi and often wonder why they do it, then come and catch ‘Tamilselvi Doesn’t Speak Tamil‘, a stand-up comedy presented by The Actors Studio. This session is not only about Tamil; it is also about the Malayalams, Telugus, Punjabis, Hindis… about all INDIANS in general. It will reveal SOME secrets about Indians. It looks at the attitude of some Indians towards their mother tongue, their love for the English language and for some die hard Indians, their hate towards those who speak only English.

Tamilselvi Doesn’t Speak Tamil‘ is a stand-up comedy that pokes fun at some Indians. It is written, directed and produced by an English theatre activist, Morgan. The show is scheduled to perform on the 14th 15th January 2012 at these times – 12.00 pm, 4.00 pm and 8.00 pm. It will be held at Indicine, klpac @ Sentul Park and tickets are priced at RM 28 for adults and RM 18 for students, senior citizens and disabled. For more information, please call 03 2142 2009 / 2143 2009 or 03 4047 9000.

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Monster Series II: duoduo, the little monster

January 11, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Monster Series II: duoduo, the little monster‘ is a story about a boy named Dong Dong. Being the only child, Dong Dong became the centre of attention for his parents and as a result, he became a spoilt child. All he needed to do to get whatever it is that he wanted to was to snap his fingers.

Things begin to change when his mother gave birth to his baby sister. Suddenly, everyone’s attention seemed to be directed at the baby. Dong Dong slowly finds himself falling out of favour and feeling lonely. Will he choose to resent his baby sister for taking away his share of the attention, or will he grow out of it and step up to the challenge of being a loving and protective big brother to his sister?

Dong Dong is not feeling happy because everyone’s attention is now on his baby sister

This children’s drama is presented to by The Actors Studio Academy @ klpac and Noise Performance House. It is directed by Jason Ong and will see more than 5 ADA Drama Awards winners taking part in the drama. This drama will start showing from 13th till 15th January 2012 at Pentas 2, Ground Floor, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre in Sentul Park. Performance schedules are as below:

13th January 2012 at 8.30 pm
14th January 2012 at 3.00 pm AND 8.30 pm
15th January 2012 at 11.00 am AND 3.00 pm

Tickets are priced at RM 25 for adults and RM 15 for students and children below 12 years of age, TAS Card Members, the disabled and senior citizens. The performance will be conducted in Mandarin with English surtitles. For more information, please call klpac at 03 4047 9000 or The Actors Studio at Lot 10 at 03 2142 2009 / 2143 2009.

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