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2016年3月26日 @ pm8:30 - pm10:30
Presented by PITaPAT Theatre
About ‘An Enemy of the People’
Peter, the mayor, has developed a business project—the Baths(a tourist village provides any kind of Baths) which succeeded to gain great profit in the town. But his brother, Thomas(the medical officer of the Baths) discovered that the water in the Baths is polluted and poisoned. He advises Peter to close the business and repair the pipes. But Peter rejects his suggestion as it might affect the rising economy of the town. Peter asks Thomas to obey the opinion of majority but Thomas refuses ’’
The people who are influenced by Peter, and believe the Baths will bring great fortune to the town, has rejected Thomas. Even his friends who used to support him rejected him. Thomas becomes the enemy of the people’’
‘at the Moment’
A group of people are walking across a space. They discover ―something‖, out of curiousity they put them on. Then, they have identities, status, and names. And they have story when they start to interact. The story is called ‗an enemy of the people‘.
At the moment, they recall the story from 19th century; at the moment, they recreate the story; at the moment, they review the story’
At the moment, they question: obey the majority or independent thinking, which one is important? In this information technology era, who are the ‗majority‘ actually indicating? When all the people are free to express, are they really thinking independently?
(First time watching a theatre performance in KK, it was a sincere and good show. The director has good literary sense and the actors are very connected and have strong opinions about the play, can’t really tell that this is actually their first time on stage.)
~ David Ngui (Programme Coordinator at Goethe –Institute)
(……I’m so grateful to Soo Ming — who came from Seremban, graduated from ITI in Singapore, for forming PITaPAT Theatre and bringing <An Enemy of the People> to KK. This is very meaningful. Though this is a very small production who held in a very simple venue, I could see many things that is meaningful. I saw the modern value within a classical play that is beyond the story itself. A classical European costume matches with South East Asian village setting, it’s not a subversion, it’s an extension, an extension of the spirit of a classical play from one century to another, from a part of the world to another part..)
~ Max Yam, editor of Arts Republic (the complete review is found in http://www.artsrepublic.sg/an-enemy-of-the-people-at-the-moment-review/)
(…The setting of the play is very simple. But ‘simple’ doesn’t mean meaningless. I like the direction of the play, of projecting the message of the play effectively by using minimum setting and simple venue, it really led the audience to think a lot…)
~ Yap Ding (tutor in Sinaran College, KK, Sabah)
“I thoroughly thoroughly thoroughly enjoyed it and was so impressed with your script and your whole innovative approach and staging. And your great direction – which clearly inspired the actors: they were totally absorbed in their roles, indeed in their multiple roles. What a wonderful “graduation” piece!”
~ Griffin (New Zealand)
Soo Ming is graduated from ITI (Intercultural Theatre Institute) in Singapore in 2008. He formed PITaPAT Theatre in Kota Kinabalu in 2012 and becomes a theatre director and theatre educator in Sabah. In 2008, Soo Ming collaborated with Taiwanese director, Stan Lai, and was casted in his play, <THE VILLAGE>. This play has been touring all over the world including the United States, China, Taiwan, Singapore from 2008 to 2013. Up to now, <THE VILLAGE> has had over 200 performances. He is also a member of Traditions and Edition Theatre Circus, an international theatre company formed by the graduates of ITI who come from different countries.
Recent works : <THE VILLAGE> (actor), <An ENEMY of the PEOPLE. At the MOMENT> (director), <MERAH> (writer, director), <DIE DIE TAK BAYAR> (writer, director) etc.
程守明 毕业亍新加坡“剧场训练研究课程”。2012年，守明创办了卜卜剧场，开始全职从事剧团的戏剧教学以及编导工作。他也是“外传统游艺团”国际剧团的团员之一。2008年，守明参于国际著名剧场导演，赖声川执导的戏剧《宝岛一村》。此剧曾在世界各地（台湾、新加坡、中国、美国、香港等）巡回演出，至今已演出超过200场。近期作品： 《宝岛一村》(演员) 、《死都丌给》（编导）、《见红》（编导演）、《人民公敌.现在进行式》（编导）等等。
PITaPAT Theatre is the first multilingual professional theatre company formed in 2012 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Our aim is to undertake relevant, accessible and contemporary theatrical projects which explore the multicultural Malaysian community to increase consciousness of the social issues. Our main objective is to increase the participation of people from our multi-ethnic Malaysia in all aspects of professional theatrical training and intensive drama workshops.
26 March 2016 (Sat), 8.30pm
27 March 2016 (Sun), 3.00pm
27 March 2016 (Sun), 8.30pm
105 minutes with 15 minutes intermission
Black Box, DPAC
RM 50 (Flat Rate)
Admission: aged 12 and above
All tickets are inclusive of RM3.00 ticket handling fee and 6% GST.
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