This July, Theatrethreesixty will present an award-winning play, “The Pillowman” in Malaysia. The Pillowman is a play written by the renowned playwright, Martin McDonagh, and it has received several awards such as the 2004 Olivier Award for Best New Play, the 2004-5 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Foreign Play, two Tony Awards for production. It was nominated for the 2004 Evening Standard Award for Best New Play.
Theatrethreesixty has taken on the challenge to produce this stupendous play. It is directed by Theatrethreesixty’s founding partner Nicole Ann-Thomas, featuring a bunch of talented Malaysian actors – Qahar Aqilah, Arief Hamizan, Phraveen Arikiah, Ivan Chan, Esther Liew, Vinna Law, Vale Wong and Marvin Wong. Apart from the cast, The Pillowman’s production design will be done by Theatrethreesixty’s artistic director, Christopher Ling, along with music by Vale Wong.
The play talks about the life of a storyteller, Katurian. Katurian has written a lot of stories depicting on violence against children including a story that features gruesome plots about child murder and torture. Because of that, he has been arrested and being questioned by two police officers, Ariel and Tupolski about some violent child murders that happened recently, because the police believe that some of the stories are connected to the murder. As the interrogation begins, it slowly reveals the answer to several unanswerable questions: Can a story cause atrocities? Where is the line between the truth and fairytale? Where does the fairytale end, and where does the truth begin?
The Pillowman is a play that remains relevant until today since its first reading. This black comedy play explores the power of narrative, and the role of the writer, especially in the modern world we live in. How important a writer is and how dangerous they can be, storytelling and the relationship between truth and fiction nevertheless. Martin McDonagh, one of the most important living playwrights who are considered to be one of Ireland’s most contemporary voices, expresses freedom of speech in a brutal way.
Theatrethreesixty will be staging this play at the Enfiniti Academy Black Box, Petaling Jaya from July 20th to July 30th. The show may contain scenes of violent and graphic nature that may offend and shouldn’t be viewed by audiences under 13 years old.
Thursday 20th July 8.30pm
Friday 21st July 8.30pm
Saturday 22nd July 8.30pm
Sunday 23rd July 3.00pm
Tuesday 25th July 8.30pm
Wednesday 26th July 8.30pm
Thursday 27th July 8.30pm
Friday 28th July 8.30pm
Saturday 29th July 8.30pm
Sunday 30th July 3.00 pm
BLACK BOX, ENFINITI ACADEMY KOTA DAMANSARA
No 28-1, Jalan PJU 5.20D, The Encorp Strand, Kota Damansara PJU 5, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Ticket Prices: RM 43, Concessions (Students & Senior Citizens) – RM 33
Box Office: www.tixipro.com/theatrethreesixty
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