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The Sisters Soong

Show type

Live show
Presented byThe Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat

Showtimes

31 August (Sat), 4 - 7 September (Wed - Sat) @ 8pm
1 & 8 September (Sun) @ 3pm

Venue

Pentas 1

Duration

120 minutes with two 15-minute intermissions.
GenreTheatre

Language

English

Age limit

Recommended for 7 years old and above.

The Actors Studio unveils its biggest production of 2024. Written by Joe Hasham OAM and directed by Dato’ Dr Faridah Merican, The Sisters Soong is a brand-new play that relates the story of the famous and somewhat infamous sisters; three of the most influential siblings of 20th century China.

Born in China and educated in America, “Big Sister” Ai-ling married banker H.H. Kung, who later became Finance Minister, “Red Sister” Ching-ling married the Father of Modern China, Sun Yat-sen, and “Little Sister” Mei-ling married Chiang Kai-shek.

In this modern retelling that alternates between fact and fiction, the playwright has taken some artistic license and cleverly woven this family saga that spans a century with the help of a narrator.

The Sisters Soong will be brought to life by an award-winning cast with choreography by Kenny Shim, costuming by Beatrice Looi, music by Tan Zhi Yong against a set by Scenographer Yusman Mokhtar and live music under the baton of Maestro Lee Kok Leong.


About klpac Connect
klpac Connect is an access and development initiative supported by Yayasan Sime Darby aimed at improving access to the arts through various amenities and programmes for families with young children, students / schools, persons with disabilities, talents and the general public. Find out more at bit.ly/klpacconnect.

Sponsored Student Tickets (part of klpac Connect)
Under klpac Connect, schools may register their interest to obtain sponsored student tickets for selected shows free of charge. Due to limited availability, tickets are not guaranteed – first-timers from public schools and those from rural / out-of-state locations prioritised. This show is part of the klpac Connect programme. Register your interest here bit.ly/klpac-connect-registration.


TICKETS

CategorySUPER Early Bird (1 – 31 Jul)Early Bird
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(16 Aug onwards)
Weekday Special (4 & 5 Sept shows only)
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THE TEAM
Executive Producer & Director: Dato’ Dr. Faridah Merican
Artistic Director & Playwright: Joe Hasham OAM
Scenographer, Set Designer, Lighting Designer & Operator: Yusman Mokhtar
Music Director & Conductor: Lee Kok Leong
Music Composer: Tan Zhi Yong
Costume Designer: Beatrice Looi
Choreographer: Kenny Shim
Assistant Choreographer: Amirah Redza
Sound Engineer: JJ Tan
Sound Crew: Yue Li, Karman Lee
Assistant Production Stage Manager: Desmond Ngooi
Assistant Stage Managers: Chia Jing Sheng, Jech Wong

Featured Roles:
Omar Ali as Narrator
Season Chee as Charlie Soong
Ruby Yap as Soong Ai-ling
Jerry Pang as H.H. Kung
MayJune Tan as Soong Ching-ling
Dennis Lee as Sun Yat-sen
Jane Tee as Soong Mei-ling
Tan Li Yang as Chiang Kai-shek
Priscilla Wong as Ni Kwei-tseng
Xavier Chen as Celebrant

Ensemble:
Adib
Amirah Redza
Desiree Dionysius
Dominic Lor
Emma Naik Shi En
Haiqal Zulfitri
James Kan
Natalie C.
Putra
Rachel Lee

Guest Singer:
Jessie Yong

Musicians:
Anthea Lau (Piano)
Chan Ken Ying (Flute)
Jasni Jefferi (Clarinet)
Lee Hai Lin (Violin)
Lee Kai Huang (Pipa)
Lim Kar Him (Trumpet)
Tay Yi How (Cello)
Wazirmuwazza Bin Zin (Percussion)

About TAS Seni Teater Rakyat
Since its inception in 1989, The Actors Studio has been presenting groundbreaking theatre in Malaysia. In 2006, it created The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat arm to bridge the gap between the arts and the people in line with the National Arts and Culture Department’s efforts to ‘merakyatkan seni’.

The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat’s inaugural project was Alfian Sa’at’s “Anak Bulan di Kampong Wa’ Hassan” which toured to five villages in Peninsular Malaysia. Since then, it has re- staged many classics such as “Philadelphia, Here I Come!”, “Uda dan Dara” and “Rashomon”. It has also revived interest in traditional art forms through productions like “A Night of Cantonese Opera” and “Mak Yong Titis Sakti”.

The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat has also been a key driver behind the development of new content. It has premiered works such as “The Taste of Water”, “Kandang” (based on George Orwell’s Animal Farm), a BM version of Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal” and “Dato’ Seri” (based on Macbeth). In addition to on-going series like “Don’t Let…” and “Dancebox” to promote new content, it also initiated The New Play Project for emerging playwrights.

In 2016, it mounted a year-long Shakespeare 400 season. Two productions “Shakespeare Goes Bollywood” and “Richard III” was named the “Best of 2016” by the BOH Cameronian Arts Awards. Richard III won 6 other awards. The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat continues to bring quality and accessible theatre with a strongly Malaysian voice. The Actors Studio just celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2019.

2024_08-09_The Sisters Soong 宋氏姐妹_calligraphy_A4 763x1080

Show type

Live show
Presented byThe Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat

Showtimes

31 August (Sat), 4 - 7 September (Wed - Sat) @ 8pm
1 & 8 September (Sun) @ 3pm

Venue

Pentas 1

Duration

120 minutes with two 15-minute intermissions.
GenreTheatre

Language

English

Age limit

Recommended for 7 years old and above.

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