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Mak Yong Titis Sakti : A play with everything you ever wanted

It is BACK, after eight long years since the last premiere. The Actors StudioEdited 3 (1) Seni Teater Rakyat will be bringing back the magical “Mak Yong Titis Sakti”.A play that captures Shakespeare’s a Midsummer Night’s Dream under a cultural trance of a Mak Yong performance from 27 January to 4 February 2018 at KLPAC, Pentas 1.

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This age-old traditional art form has been declared by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2015 and the Director Norzizi Zulkifli greatly fused the east and the west together with a little bit of newfound word play in today’s millennial age humor, closing the gap for newer audience to understand but still holds strong to its essence of culture. “Mak Yong Titis Sakti” has been studied at the University of Singapore and has appeared in many publication, and the director herself has won Best Director Award, BOH Cameronian Arts Award 2013.

A Story about love

The story revolves around love, but not all is fair in love and war, as the tale talks about not only perfect love but has remedies of forbidden love and unrequited love. The director Norzizi took this one more step further and took elements of modern-day agendas, such as  feminism,LGBT and political issues and placed them throughout the play, certainly which open many discussion on these agendas with our Malaysian culture and ethics . The one hour play will make you be stuck in awe, with its wonderful live music, choreographed dancing, weirdly satisfying structure of dialogue and sense of humor. Art is a creativity and this mixture of the two arts and this bilingual performance is certainly one of a kind.

Bringing Back Mak Yong

Mak Yong is dying as we speak, originated from Kelantan and banned from itEdited 5 (1) too. As most of its practitioners practice outside of the state, it seems to fail to gather young audience. Norzizi surely is a genius in her own way, as she executed what many have not with Mak Yong Titis Sakti. If you have watched this play in 2009 before ,you would know how well verse she is and some of the original cast members are back ,Zamzuriah Zahari and Rosnan Rahman along with Asrulfaizal Kamaruzaman, Rosdeen Suboh, Shahanaros Shahruddin, Elza Irdalynna,and Siti Farrah Abdullah. Too add-on to that ,popular actress Mardiana Alwi, Ezdianie Hayatie Omar, Safia Hanifah, Putri Hanan Shahidah are apart of the actors too. 

Buy tickets for Mak Yong Titis Sakti here!


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