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- Mount Kinabalu, Migration & Momisok in ‘Chronicles of KK’
March 23 20170Bilqis Hijjas
A rich collection of short stories positions the often marginalized East Malaysian state of Sabah front and center. A review by Nine....
- Quadruple Love: A Review of Fourplay
March 22 20170Syar S. Alia
Fourplay Produced by penangpac Directed by Wong Lay Chin, Christopher Preslar, Alvie Cheng & John S. de Silva 17 - 19 February 2017 Review by DHIYANAH HASSAN As a feature for Valentine’s Day, penangpac worked with four directors to produce four short plays: Pak Tor? (Wong Lay Chin), The...
- The Sum of Its Parts: A Review of J Revolusi
March 15 20170Syar S. Alia
J Revolusi Directed by Zulkarnain Azhar Starring Zul Ariffin, Izara Aishah, Nur Fazura, Farid Kamil, Azad Jazmin, Iedil Putra Reviewed by AL IBRAHIM Halfway through J Revolusi, I thought about this article Malcolm Gladwell wrote about ketchup. He used the word "amplitude" to describe, among other things, Heinz ketchup....
- Memang Ada Angin: A Review of Throne of Thorns
March 4 20171Bilqis Hijjas
Throne of Thorns Directed by Norzizi Zulkifli 17-19 February 2017 Experimental Theatre, ASWARA Review by Kaki Bangku The evening sky in Kuala Lumpur last Sunday was thick with dark clouds, but rain seemed not to fall. As a tempest was brewing above the capital city, another Tempest was about...
- Little Things Do Plenty: A Review of Every Brilliant Thing
February 15 20170Syar S. Alia
Every Brilliant Thing (2017 Restage) Produced by theatrethreesixty 2 - 12 February 2017 Tommy Le Baker, Kuala Lumpur REVIEW by Al Zaquan A boy is driven to the hospital to see his mother. She has survived her first suicide attempt; he is 7 years old. Our narrator (the boy)...
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