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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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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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Life Sdn Bhd 7: Refugees

October 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm

How does it feel like to not be able to see your family or friends ever again? To be evicted from your own country even though no crime was committed? This is what it means to be a refugee. As defined by the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (UNCHR) of 1951, a refugee is defined as a person who ‘owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country‘. Some refugees live a normal and comfortable life in their new homes, others do not fare so well. One common thing that all refugees share is their love for their own country.

Life Sdn Bhd 7: Refugees

In collaboration with UNCHR, The Actors Studio presents Life Sdn Bhd 7: REFUGEES, the seventh Life Sdn Bhd series that has been receiving great response from the public. This series will feature seven courageous men and women from Myanmar, Somalia and Sri Lanka, who will share their honest and compelling stories of their lives as refugees in Malaysia. Though they may have lost everything, these refugees, like the other many refugees seeking shelter in Malaysia, show an incredible courage and perseverance to remain steadfast and positive in their will to survive.

Joining the refugees on stage is Deborah Henry, who is a refugee rights advocate, and Susheela Balasundaram of UNCHR, together with singer-songwriters Ariff Akhir and Ian Chow. The Life Sdn Bhd 7: REFUGEES series will be held from 26th till 29th October at 8.30 pm AND 30th October at 3.00 pm. Tickets are priced at RM 33 for adults and RM 23 for students and TAS card holders. Viewers attending the preview night on 26th October will be charged a flat rate of RM 23 per entry. For more information, call The Actors Studio at 03 2142 2009 / 2143 2009 or log on to the website here.

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