SHOWBIZ: Fashioning yarns (31st July / NST)

SHOWBIZ: Fashioning yarns (31st July / NST)

Telling good stories through theatre and fashion is what drives Bella Rahim, writes Aref Omar ACTRESS, show producer, plus-size model and commercial talent Bella Rahim feels very close to home acting in the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre’s (KLPaC) production of Our Sister’s Son — A Story Of A Boy Through The Eyes Of His Queens. This will be her...

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Redefining sexuality (31st July / The Sun)

Redefining sexuality (31st July / The Sun)

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Nyonya tales (2nd July | The Star)

Nyonya tales (2nd July | The Star)

By QISHIN TARIQ Kebaya cool: Marina Tan plays Bibik Rosa, the title character of Desmond Sim’s play ‘Postcards From Rosa’. Postcards From Rosa is a passionate journey of laughter, hope, tears and discovery. LOVE is leceh (a hassle). Nyonya grandmother Bibik Rosa sighs, as she relates it to the trouble she went through to make the pineapple tarts that...

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T4YP: Licence to act (29th May | fz.com)

A PRIEST, a father, a panicky teenager, a cranky old man, a catty housewife and even the town harlot… Meet the 11-members of the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac) season 2013 Theatre 4 Young People (T4YP) programme. As their brochure reads, “All they need is a reason to behave badly (and randomly burst into song and dance)”, all 11 made...

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The Ugly side of Malaysians (24th May | fz.com)

KUALA LUMPUR (May 24): The sixth season of the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) Theatre 4 Young People (T4YP) programme starts out “unsavourily” with contemporary piece Ugly People. Written by Mark Beau de Silva, the play takes a look at human behaviour in the 21st century in a humorous and even bizarre but honest way. Programme and...

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Ugly People by Young People – A Promenade Production (20th May | Vanity Shack)

Young performers with passion for theatre are all set to show KL-ites the honest yet hilarious side of people in Ugly People, on stage at Pentas 2, KLPac from May 23 to 26. In the days when the performing arts scene battles to survive, it is heartening to know that there are young Malaysians who feel the passion and spirit of theatre. Participating in...

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Bad manners (21st May | NST)

Bad manners (21st May | NST)

THEATRE doesn’t have to be a passive affair. In an effort to immerse the audience in the world of a play, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPaC) has produced Ugly People, set in promenade theatre style. “This is one grand experiment,” says an excited Christopher Ling, its director in residence. Ling explains that the promenade setup will see...

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Shakespeare demystified (25th April | Malay Mail)

The Merry Wives of Windsor comes under scrutiny Thursday, April 25, 2013 – 15:23 by Benny G OVERACTING PERHAPS? The exaggeration of the cast lost the multidimensional portrayal of Shakespeare’s characters THE Merry Wives of Windsor is the third production by a group of talented actors on the works of great Shakespeare. The group called...

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Hamster wheels and Malaysian life (14th April | NST)

Hamster wheels and Malaysian life (14th April | NST)

14 April 2013| last updated at 08:34PM Hamster wheels and Malaysian life By Aref Omar | aref@mediaprima.com.m Laugh off the pressures of modern life with two short plays that mirror everyday Malaysians, writes Aref Omar A DOUBLE bill comedy production from The Actors Studio, under its Seni Teater Rakyat banner, is set to make Malaysians...

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Ugly but funny (11th April | Malay Mail)

Ugly but funny (11th April | Malay Mail)

Laugh Chinese Style at KLPac on April 18 Thursday, April 11, 2013 – 18:14 MALAYSIAN society is filled with all sorts of hilarious attributes that some may deem crude and improper, but Mark Beau de Silva thinks some things are just worth noticing and reliving. His Laugh Chinese Style: Ugly People is a comedy that showcases various combinations of...

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Of Ugly People And Nosy Citizens (10th April | Vanity Shack)

Of Ugly People And Nosy Citizens (10th April | Vanity Shack)

“The good looking people are purely coincidental! The play isn’t about physical perfection, or lack of, it is about how we respond to everyday situations,” said playwright and director Mark Beau de Silva. Mark Beau de Silva Playing at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac) from April 18-21,Ugly People is part of a double bill of Chinese comedy...

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A Journey To The Lighter Side Of Life (10 Mar | Vanity Shack)

A Journey To The Lighter Side Of Life (10 Mar | Vanity Shack)

Celebrating 10 years of Life Sdn Bhd theatre series, The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat has something light and refreshing for performing arts lovers in Kuala Lumpur. The Lighter Side Of Life, as the title suggests explores the journey of life from a more carefree perspective. On stage from March 14 to 17, at Pentas 2, KLPac, the performance is directed by...

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Life of laughter (14th Mar | The Star)

Life of laughter (14th Mar | The Star)

Life Sdn Bhd celebrates its 10th anniversary with a series of light-hearted shows. by Qishin Tariq KIASU-ness, a trait we often malign our Singaporean neighbours for having, is just as much a part of the Malaysian experience. In fact, some would say that’s what makes us such fine storytellers. At a recent interview, actor Patrick Teoh recalled...

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Life Sdn Bhd is back to celebrate life with laughter and joy (13th Mar | NST)

Life Sdn Bhd is back to celebrate life with laughter and joy (13th Mar | NST)

Life Sdn Bhd is back to celebrate life with laughter and joy, writes Aref Omar FOR the last decade, the Life Sdn Bhd series of shows, introduced by Datuk Faridah Merican, has tackled many important issues that affect the local way of life. From breast cancer and the HIV/AIDS epidemic to abuse, refugees and human trafficking, the purpose of the shows was to...

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Christmas not quite over(1st Mar | FZ.com)

Christmas is not quite over at klpac by Mae Chan IT MIGHT seem a little strange that the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac) is running Charles Dickens Performs A Christmas Carol now, in March, but there’s a valid reason for that. It happens that KL is the last stop for the one–man show production’s world tour, which started during...

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Ruby Moon Little Girl Lost (27th Feb | The Star)

Ruby Moon Little Girl Lost (27th Feb | The Star)

To what lengths would you go to deal with grief? By TERENCE TOH entertainment@thestar.com.my A child steps out on a short journey she’s made many, many times before, only to suddenly disappear. It is every parent’s nightmare. What could possibly have happened to her and how does one stay sane, dealing with something of this nature? Explore the darkness of...

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In search of Ruby Moon (25th Feb | NST)

In search of Ruby Moon (25th Feb | NST)

In search of Ruby Moon – by Aref Omar Bubbly personality Davina Goh talks to Aref Omar about her creative endeavours AFTER playing a mother figure in KLPaC’s (Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre) recent Kiss of the Spider Woman ( KOTSW). musical, actress Davina Goh is back as another mother in Ruby Moon. Described as a fractured fairytale, it follows the...

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The politics of love (12th Feb | The Sun)

THE theme of love is written all over Selamat Hari Natal – Natalie, a theatre production soon to be staged at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) from Feb 14 to 17. Under the banner of The Actors Studio, Seni Teater Rakyat and Negeri Samudra Theatre Co, the story centres on an undercover government operative personnel called Natalie,...

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Dua tarik diri (8th Feb | Harian Metro)

Perancangan awal pengarah, Hariry Jalil untuk menggunakan khidmat pelakon, Khir Rahman dan Wanji Zain menerusi teater Selamat Hari Natal Natalie nampaknya tidak kesampaian. Beberapa minggu sebelum pementasan yang akan berlangsung di Pentas 2, KLPAC di The Actors Studio, Kuala Lumpur pada 14 hing-ga 17 Februari ini, dia dikejutkan dengan pengunduran kedua-dua...

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Love breaks barriers (8th Feb | NST)

Theatre practitioner Mohammad Hariry Abdul Jalil explores love and understanding in the first of his three plays, writes Aref Omar JOHN Lennon once happily sang “all you need is love” and Bob Marley was a strong believer in love uniting the masses. With that in mind, Mohammad Hariry Abdul Jalil explores the power of love in his new play, Selamat Hari Natal...

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