THE MAY 9 SHOW, Presented by The Instant Café Theatre Company
Where: DPAC Theatre
When: May 8-11, May 14-18, at 8.30pm with a 3pm matinee on May 12
IRREVERENT. Witty. Tongue-in-cheek. Instant Café Theatre has made headlines with its brand of theatre, political satire and comedy for 30 years. ICT is back on stage with It’s Never Too Late, Late Talk Show”, perhaps the kind of the talk show that the performing collective would like see in Malaysia Baru.
Says Kukathas: “There is this impression that post GE14, it would be easier to make political satire. In fact it has been more difficult. As my fellow writer Zalfian Fuzi said, “For 30 years we thrived on satire and succeeded not only through wit but also by tapping into the anxieties of the moment. There was plenty of fodder — putting verbatim headlines and statements onstage performed by any of our iconic characters was already funny. But now things are less clear cut.’
“Much has changed. Or has it? Who are we now? Are things really better? These were just some of the issues we face in creating this show. Like all Malaysians, we were trying to come to grips with issues and suspicions that not only permeate our complex society but are all too often fanned by old and now new politicians wishing to maintain their power status quo. The role of satire is to keep those in power on their toes. So let’s see what happens…”
When: June 1 & June 2, 7.30pm & 9.30pm
Written by Marina Tan, Transitions was inspired by Arthur Kopit’s Wings, Saidah Rastam’s Rosalie and Other Love Songs and Just for the Love of It by Paul Augustin and James Lochhead. Part of The Actors Studio’s 30th anniversary celebrations made possible by Yayasan Hasanah, Transitions is sponsored by Yayasan Sime Darby and supported by the National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM).
When: May 23-25, 8.30pm with 3pm show on May 26
Tickets: RM60 / RM50 (TAS Card Members / NASAM Members / Students / Senior Citizens / Disabled)
** Senior Citizens: 60 years old and above.
** Informative booths will be set up during showdays. Come earlier to hang around and learn stroke disease. A documentary “Against The Wind” by Wayne Peng about stroke survivors stories will also be screened.