KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 — In an effort to promote exchange and discussion between the performing arts scene in Penang and Kuala Lumpur, Five Arts Centre is happy to present a special double-bill offering of “Wayang Dari SINKEH”.
Following the recently concluded 2017 inaugural season of “Wayang diSINKEH” in Penang, the two monologues that will be presented are “A Complete Woman” and “The Storyteller”.
The monologues will be performed in Mandarin and Hokkein, with English subtitles, at the Five Arts Centre’s premises in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur from November 16 to 18 at 8.30pm (three shows).
The first monologue, “A Complete Woman”, is written and performed by Suzanne Teoh, under the direction of Chee Sek Thim. It centres on a mother who writes to her daughter on the eve of her marriage, offering timely advice and sharing her own experiences of marriage and childbirth.
The monologue uses a range of Chinese dialects to animate the characters that inhabit the mother’s universe as she manoeuvres the complex network of opinions, tradition and conscience while making some important choices in life.
“The Storyteller” meanwhile follows one man’s journey as he confronts the unspoken truth that had shaped the lives of his family. As the monologue unfolds, we learn through the lens of each one of the family members, of the kind of power that the trauma has had over their emotional and psychological wellbeing.
This monologue is based on the playwright by Lim Chung Wei and Wong Lay Chin, under the direction of Wong Lay Chin and performed by Lim Chung Wei.
Entry for “Wayang Dari SINKEH” is by donation at RM25 for adults and RM15 for students and senior citizens. As capacity is limited, you can drop an email to [email protected] or call 018-202 8827 to reserve your seats. For more details, click here.