试想于一个典型的家庭团圆; 你独自的与家人撤夜聊天, 打牌, 享受着沉默的时刻；突然间, 有人敲门… 噢, 事实上现在正是七月十五中元节! 你会打开门看看是谁吗？还是你会忽视并不理敲门声？以上大致是启动《香店》的故事前提，《香店》将会是第三套以福建语为媒介于本地舞台登场的喜剧.
吉隆坡表演艺术中心呈现《香店》, 由 Mark Beau de Silva编剧与导演, 开发首演于Indicine @ klpac 从四月十九日至四月二十二日.
《香店》首次以英文于2007年公演. 虽然编剧Mark Beau de Silva所编写的角色们都是出生于居林的福建人，他从来没想过会用福建话来排演，因为他一向来只写英文剧. 2010年，自从《大头与番薯头》演出成功，klpac的第一品福建舞台剧, 他决定了要闯入福建舞台作品的领域，以此他翻译了《香店》。
本剧的两位演员，Roax陈忠势和Douglas王衍任都是福建人。Roax是槟城福建人而Douglas则是巴生福建人。他们两人的挑战在于两人都必须讲非常流利的槟城福建话。这已经不是他们跟Mark第一次的合作。继<The Joy of Solitude>在2011年马来西亚Short&Sweet Festival荣获最佳导演，最佳男主角以及最佳男配角的殊荣后，由导演Mark Beau，演员Roax陈忠势和Douglas王衍任所组成的舞台剧福建帮再次为大家带来铁三角的最新作品<香店>。看来，这将不会是三人最后一次合作的福建剧。
演出日期/时间 : 星期四-星期六, 四月十九日至四月二十一日 @ 8.30pm
星期日, 四月二十二日 @ 3pm
演出地点 : Indicine, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)
票价 : RM25 (成人)
RM15 (学生/残障人士/TAS Card)
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre proudly presents Paper House. Imagine a typical Chinese family reunion; you are alone with your family, chit chatting through the night, playing cards, enjoying the silence, and suddenly, there is a knock at the door…Oh, and throw in the fact that it is Chit Goik Puangh(hungry ghost festival!), do you open the door to see who it is, or do you ignore the call at the door? That is more or less the premise that starts the story behind the Hokkien comedy drama, ‘Paper House’, the third of its kind in a series of original popular Hokkien comedies brought to the stage.
2 brothers; Kim and Yen(Douglas Wong and Roax Tan) inherit their father’s Chinese paraphernalia shop. Yen maintains the shop like how his father used to, while Kim returns once a year for his father’s death anniversary prayers. One night, after the final prayers, as Kim prepares to leave for the city, they encounter a lost girl outside the shop. Too late to bring to the police, and unsure of her background, the brothers decide to shelter the girl for the night. As they decide on what to feed the brown skinned girl, and what to do to her the next morning; the brothers realize they are lost in many ways themselves, and discover that the answers to the questions in their hearts are found in the paper house that their father has left them.
Actors: Douglas Wong, Roax Tan
Lighting: Amelia Tan
Set Design: Mark Beau
Date & Time: 19th – 21st April @ 8.30pm / 22nd @ 3pmWriter/ Director: Mark Beau
Venue: Indicine, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre
Tickets: RM25 / RM15 (Students, Disabled, TAS Cardholders)
Douglas Wong Yean Reun
He is known as the mastermind and actor of <The Joker Trio>, a Chinese-speaking stand up comedy group in Malaysia. He also won the Outstanding Theatre Achievement Award in the 2001 ADA Drama Awards and has been active in the local Chinese-speaking theatre scene as a producer, director, writer, actor and performing coach. He has also been working in entertainment management for both local and international resorts. His recent accomplishments include the opening of Galaxy Macau and the Best Supporting Actor Award in Malaysia Short+Sweet Festival 2011 acting as old Charlie in <The Joy of Solitude> directed by Mark Beau de Silva.
He is an award winning actor who has acted in many plays and TV shows. He won best actor in the Hokkien play Big Head Potato Head and Best Actor in Short+Sweet 2011. He was also named Best Actor at the 9th ADA Drama Awards 2011.
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Mark Beau de Silva (Writer, Director, Set Designer)
Mark Beau de Silva has been working in the arts since 2001. He started as a stage manager for Rep21 Theatre Company, and has donned many hats since, as a director, writer, and teacher. His plays have been performed in Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea. 4 of his plays: Stories for Amah, Ah Steve, Oh My God and Bottom Top have been nominated for best writing in the Cameronian Arts Awards. He is currently Co-Associate Artistic Director of klpac. Mark has been teaching and conducting workshops since 2004. He has written 3 Hokkien plays to date and two of them, Big Head Potato Head and I am Not My Pimples have received numerous awards at the ADA Chinese Theatre Awards. He wants to continue sharing stories in Hokkien.
Amelia Tan (Lighting Designer)
Amelia is a full-time theatre practitioner, drama and dance instructor. She graduated from Singapore’s “Theater Training and Research Program” (TTRP) and has personal expertise in lighting design, stage makeup, actor training, physical training, voice training and acting.
She also serves as the acting instructor of the Drama and Visual Department at New Era College and was also a former local TV actor training instructor. In 2001 and 2003, she won the ADA Drama Award for “Best Stage Practitioner” and the ADA Drama Award for “Best Supporting Actress” in 2009. She has performed locally and overseas in Shanghai, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Japan.