11 – 14 Jul 2019 UDARA Don’t Let Usman Awang Know 《别让乌斯曼阿旺知道的事》
Udara (Theatre/ Mandarin)
Inspired by Dato’ Dr. Usman Awang’s Uda dan Dara. It is an age-old story of two star-crossed lovers from different backgrounds – a woman born into an affluent family and a man who grew up in poverty.
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Easee Gan’s Udara brings together Usman Awang’s Uda dan Dara and a famed Chinese legend The Butterfly Lovers which tells the tragic tale of a pair of lovers.
Director & Playwright: Easee Gan颜永祯
Music & Sound Designer: Lee Yueh Yi李月依
Cast: Tan Li Yang陈立扬as UDA 乌达 , Ruby Faye狄妃 as Zhu Ying Tai祝英台
The Actors Studio and MUKA Space will be throwing the late Dato’ Dr. Usman Awang a rather peculiar 90th birthday. Seven up-and-coming theatre makers put a fresh spin to the National Laureate’s works in “Don’t Let Usman Awang Know”. It is set to open on 11 July, one day before what would be his 90th birthday, and run until 14 July as part of The Actors Studio’s 30th anniversary celebrations made possible by Yayasan Hasanah.
This multi-lingual, multi-genre tribute aims to show his work in a new light to new audiences.“Don’t Let Usman Awang Know” showcases seven short works by Easee Gan, Giant Liang, Mon Lim, Zhafir Muzani, Apple Yong, Zheng Xi Yong, and Fauzi Amirudin. Join us as we celebrate and honour this Malaysian icon and literary giant.
*English surtitles will be screened
Presented by The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat & MUKA Space 木卡空间
Supported by The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)
Date & Time:
11 – 13 Jul @ 8.30pm
13 & 14 Jul @ 3pm
Venue: Pentas 2, klpac
Regular: RM 60
Concession: RM 50 (TAS Card Members / Students / Senior Citizens / Disabled)
𝐄𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐁𝐢𝐫𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (Ends 30 June)
RM 90 for package of 2 tickets
Flat Rate RM 50 (3 shows ONLY): 11 & 12 Jul (Thu & Fri) 8.30pm & 13 Jul (Sat) 3pm
** Senior Citizens: 60 years old and above.
Executive Producer | Dato’ Dr. Faridah Merican
Artistic Director | Joe Hasham OAM
Producer | Easee Gan
Stage Manager | Kit Hui Min
Lighting Designer | Mohamed Fairuz @ Boy
Sound Engineer | Khairil Imran
Technician | Ijai
Subtitle Operator | Cathrine Chan Yong Chi
Host | Megann Teoh
Publicist | Megann Teoh & Maggie Ong