Extracted from Norm & Ahmed and Other Plays by Alex Buzo
Norm & Ahmed is a midnight conversation between a Pakistani student and a cliche-familiar Australian workman; and what emerges not only confronts us with how little Norm and his fellow Australians understand about Asians but with how close Australia is to its near north. Both Norm and Ahmed, says Buzo perceptively, are aliens in the same country.
Norm & Ahmed was first produced in Malaysia by The Actors Studio in 1989, its very first production. It was directed by Joe Hasham and executive- produced by Faridah Merican. Norm was played by Joe Hasham and Ahmed was played by Mustafa Noor.
The 2019 production is part of The Actors Studio’s 30th anniversary. It will again be directed by Joe Hasham and executive-produced by Faridah Merican. Norm will be played by Australian actor, Kingsley Judd, and Ahmed will be played by Phraveen Arikiah.
In keeping with the theme of Norm & Ahmed which is racism, the evening will begin with a selection of poetry and song featuring Amelia Tan, Ian Chow, Omar Ali, Mark Beau de Silva, Sandra Sodhy, Sheena B, Sukania Venugopal & Dr. Wan Zawawi.
Presented by: The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat
Date & Time: 12 – 16 Feb @ 8.30pm; 17 Feb @ 3pm
Venue: Pentas 2, klpac
Ticket Price: RM65 / RM50 (TAS Card Members, Students, Senior Citizens & Disabled)
Early Bird Promotion: RM90 for 2 tickets on the same show day i.e. RM45 per ticket – offer ends 31 Jan 2019
Flat Rate: RM50 for 12, 13 & 14 Feb @ 8.30pm shows only
Executive Producer and Stage Manager | Dato’ Dr. Faridah Merican
Director | Joe Hasham OAM
Dramaturg | Omar Ali
Sound Designer and Operator | Khairul Imran
Set Design and Builder | Paul Hasham
Lighting Director & Operator | Yusman Mokhtar
Cast | Kingsley Judd, Phraveen Arikiah
Poetry Readers | Ian Chow, Amelia Tan, Omar Ali, Mark Beau De Silva, Sheena B, Sukania Venugopal, Dr Wan Zawawi, Sandra Sodhy
**Disclaimer** show contains mature content and actors will be smoking on stage.