Friday, August 3, 2012

NADIRAH by Alfian Sa'at

Dear friends, 

    I recently received this invitation from Jo Kukathas, the Artistic Director of the Instant Cafe Theatre Company. 

    My personal views: Another thought provoking Malaysian piece contesting cultural boundaries. I'm a great fan of Jo's works. Grab your tickets now! 

Will Love or Faith Prevail?

Nadirah is the popular and articulate Vice-President of her university’s Muslim Society. She convenes inter-faith meetings where students talk about how they should respect one another’s spaces.

Nadirah is also the product of a mixed marriage. Her father is a Malaysian Malay and her mother a Singaporean Chinese who had converted to Islam. One day, Nadirah’s mother tells her that she’s going to re-marry. To a man who’s not Muslim.

Nadirah’s best friend Maznah, believes that everyone has a right to happiness. Her senior, Farouk, however, is outraged and urges her to do ‘the right thing’.

How does Nadirah make peace between various religions in school when she’s having the same problems at home? Can mother and daughter worship different gods? Will love or faith prevail?

Funny, insightful and moving, Alfian Sa’at’s award-winning Nadirah wrestles with the complex issue of religion by grounding it in a story about a quirky family and the ties that bind.

Featuring Patrick Teoh, Neo Swee Lin, Redza Minhat, Farah Rani & Ani Juliana Ibrahim.

Nadirah is a bilingual play, performed in Bahasa Melayu & English. Alternate surtitles will be provided during the play.

DATE: Nov 1-Nov11
TiME: 8.30pm (Tue-Sun) / 3pm (Sun)
VENUE: Pentas 2, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Opening Week Promo: Nov 1-4 (Thu-Sun) RM48/RM38 (limited, students only)

Normal ticket price: Nov 6-11 (Tue-Sun) RM58/RM38 (limited, students only)

For ticketing, please call KLPAC Boxoffice @ 03-4047 9000 or visit for more info.
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)
Jalan Strachan, Sentul Park, off Jalan Ipoh51100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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