Time8:00PM, 3:00PM

LanguageEnglish, Bahasa Melayu


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Duration: 90 minutes without an intermission
Doors Open: 15 minutes before the show
Recommended for: 13 years old and above

Seorang lelaki mencipta replika robot bapanya untuk memahami pengasingan bapanya daripada keluarga.

A man creates a robot replica of his father to understand his father's isolation from the family.

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May 2024

3:00PM (GMT+8)

About the Show

The Actors Studio Foundation is proud to present the world premiere of Arsyad Azrai’s Saccharine directed by Christopher Ling (Best Director, BOH Cameronian Arts Awards 2012 & 2023 and Anugerah Seni Negara 2009).
An unfinished puppet, a room full of messy tools, a never-ending chase for perfection and a chance to click ‘reset’. Fikri's father was a brilliant yet fixated puppet maker, deeply devoted to his craft above all else. Now an adult, Fikri creates a robot replica of his late father, aiming to confront and reconcile with the memories that shaped their relationship. 
With the rise of AI and its use to help us deal with loved ones who have passed on, Saccharine offers a timely and compelling exploration of familial bonds, artistic ideals, and the delicate interplay between perception and truth.
Limited Capacity (80 pax per show)

The Actors Studio Foundation dengan bangganya mempersembahkan persembahan perdana karya Arsyad Azrai yang berjudul Saccharine, diarahkan oleh Christopher Ling (Pengarah Terbaik, Anugerah Seni BOH Cameronian 2012 & 2023 dan Anugerah Seni Negara 2009).

Sebuah patung yang tidak selesai, sebuah bilik penuh dengan peralatan yang bersepah, satu usaha tanpa henti untuk kesempurnaan dan peluang untuk menekan 'reset'. Ayah Fikri adalah seorang pembuat patung yang brilian namun terbatas kerana terlalu mengabdikan diri pada kerjanya. Kini sebagai seorang dewasa, Fikri mencipta replika robot ayahnya yang sudah meninggal, bertujuan untuk menghadapi dan merangka semula kenangan yang telah membentuk hubungan mereka.

Dengan munculnya kecerdasan buatan (AI) dan penggunaannya untuk membantu kita berdepan kembali dengan orang yang kita cintai setelah mereka pergi, Saccharine menawarkan penerokaan yang tepat pada masanya dan menarik tentang ikatan keluarga, cita-cita seni dan hubungan yang halus antara persepsi dan kebenaran.

Kapasiti Terhad (80 penonton bagi setiap persembahan)

Kembali Ke Pangkuan Season Overview
Established in 2021, The Actors Studio Foundation is excited to present its maiden season entitled Kembali Ke Pangkuan, curated and helmed by The Actors Studio’s new Associate Artistic Director Christopher Ling in honour of his 35-year relationship with The Actors Studio and its Co-Founders, Joe & Faridah.
Kembali Ke Pangkuan opens with the season teaser, Saccharine, followed by the season highlight Perhiasan Kaca, a Malay adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ beloved classic The Glass Menagerie. It closes with the experimental Trilogi Bulan featuring 3 specially-commissioned BM plays by Yusof Bakar.

Musim Kembali Ke Pangkuan
Ditubuhkan pada tahun 2021, The Actors Studio Foundation dengan gembiranya mempersembahkan musim sulungnya yang bertajuk Kembali Ke Pangkuan, dikurasi dan diarahkan oleh Pengarah Artistik Bersekutu baru The Actors Studio, Christopher Ling, untuk menghormati hubungan 35 tahunnya dengan The Actors Studio dan Pengasas Bersama, Joe & Faridah.

Kembali Ke Pangkuan dibuka dengan teaser musim, Saccharine, diikuti dengan persembahan Perhiasan Kaca, adaptasi Bahasa Malaysia karya klasik The Glass Menagerie oleh Tennessee Williams. Musim ini bakal ditutup dengan Trilogi Bulan, menampilkan 3 karya pentas experimental Bahasa Malaysia ditulis oleh Yusof Bakar.

Advisory: The show contains mature content and some foul language. 
Age Limit: Recommended for 13 years old and above. 
Language: Performed predominantly in Bahasa Malaysia with a mix of English. 

Ticket Price :







Early Bird Promo (1st May 2024)



RM 35


Cat 1: Patrons of The Arts**



RM 100


Cat 2: Regular


RM 50



Cat 3: Concession*: Educators / Disabled /Seniors > 60 / Students




Remark: Free Seating

*Concession Bookings – Please WhatsApp us at +6018 227 7212 with the necessary details (name, student’s ID / IC, school name & department, phone and email for verification).
**POTA are arts patrons who wish to make a monetary gift on top of the ticket value. POTA ticket holders will have access to the reserved seating section and will be acknowledged on klpac’s website.

Group bookings by educational institutions (20 tickets or more) can enjoy a special post-show talk with the creative team free of charge. For such group bookings, please book your tickets via - limited space & subject to availability. If you have any questions, feel free to WhatsApp our Box Office (Jennifer / Deggy) at +6018 227 7212.

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Production / Creative Team

Executive Producer: Dato' Dr. Faridah Merican
Artistic Director: Joe Hasham OAM
Director: Christopher Ling
Playwright: Arsyad Azrai
Scenographer: Shahrul Skye
Production Manager: Khatijah Asmawi
Stage Manager: Hafiza Husna

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The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre & The Actors Studio Team List 
Executive Producer: Dato’ Dr. Faridah Merican 
Artistic Director: Joe Hasham OAM 
Associate Artistic Director: Christopher Ling
Group General Manager: Ian Chow 
General Manager (Marketing Communications): Ang Yue May 
Assistant General Manager (Theatre & Technical Management): Lawrence Selvaraj 
Assistant General Manager (Admin, Finance & Production): Easee Gan
Assistant Technical Manager: Mathanakumar Murthi
Senior Technicians: Mohd Helmi Md Khairi, Mohd Faridzuan Bin Abd Rahim 
Junior Technician: Yogeshwaraan A/L Shandre Sakran
Assistant Manager (Front of House & Theatre): Muhammad Hazim Bin Mansur
Production Stage Manager: Catherine Lee
Assistant Production Stage Managers: Desmond Ngooi & Hafiza Husna
Assistant Production Manager: Khatijah Asmawi
Orchestra Manager: Soo Choy Wah
Senior Art Director: Joel Wong
Publicity & Marketing Manager: Maggie Ong
Publicist: Wong Kar Yee
Assistant Box Office Supervisors: Jennifer John, Vaideggy Vijayasagaran 
Account Manager: Esther Kuan 
Admin & Account Executive: Amanda Chan
Head of Academy: Kimmy Kiew
Academy Administrator: Harsvini Loganathan
Resident Choreographer: Zhafir Muzani
TUTAS Coordinator: Xavier Chen
MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Instructor: Toh Wei Keith
Personal Assistant to Artistic Director: Farah Nadia
Personal Assistant to Executive Producer & Group General Manager: Khatijah Asmawi
Assistant Maintenance Manager: Selva Rajoo
Security Manager: Balasubramaniam Ganapathy
Assistant Security Manager: Mahendra Karuppiah
Senior Security Officer: Shandre Sakran Kumaravale
Security Officers: Balasivasubramaniam Arunasalam, Nadarajan Maruthamuthu, Ram Shah Osali

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