TAS Seni Teater Rakyat (Watch From Home @klpac)
Time: 8:00PM, 3:00PM, 9:00AM
RM35.00, RM70.00, RM100.00
(NZ 8:00pm GMT+13)
(UK 12:00pm GMT)
(USA 20 Mar 2021 @ 8:00pm GMT-5)
About the Show
A War, A Pandemic, 11 Actors -- Welcome to 1918 in 2021.
“Unity (1918)” by Kevin Kerr tells the stories of a small town - Unity in Saskatchewan, Canada - as the residents confront the 1918 flu pandemic that killed an estimated 20-50 million people worldwide. Winner of Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama in 2002.
This recorded performance shot over two and a half weeks in Pentas 1, klpac examines the parallels and differences of our past and present. A reminder that deaths all over the world need to be more than just a number. Have things changed from the 1918 pandemic? What lessons have we learned, forgotten, and perhaps need more reminding of?
In 2020, the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns devastated the local theatre community, shows were cancelled, there was no work to be found, the essence and essentialness of the arts a looming question. But with a small window of opportunity between lockdowns in 2020, 11 actors, a small cast and crew, rehearse and shoot “Unity (1918)” in klpac. Working to tell a story that is relevant to the time, to raise funds for klpac, to survive, and to create despite the world seemingly crumbling to a halt.
In conjunction with the anniversary of Malaysia’s Movement Control Order, “Unity (1918)” is now set to premiere. Directed by Tung Jit Yang and co-directed by Dawn Cheong, “Unity (1918)” serves to #saveklpac and kick off The Actors Studio Malaysia’s 2021 season.
Date & Time
MALAYSIA (GMT+8) :
18 March 2021 @ 8pm
20 March 2021 @ 3pm / 8pm
21 March 2021 @ 9am / 8pm
27,28 March 2021 @ 8pm
20 March 2021 @ 8pm
21,27,28 March 2021 @ 7am
20 March 2021 @ 12pm
21,27,28 March 2021 @ 12pm
NEW ZEALAND (GMT+13):
20 March 2021 @ 8pm
22,28,29 March 2021 @ 1am
Tickets range from:
RM 35 - RM 70 - RM 100 (You’ll be our Patron of the Arts!)
If you cannot afford a ticket in this price range, discounted tickets available via www.linktr.ee/unity1918
KLPAC & TAS’ Covid-19 Relief Fundraising
Our losses due to Covid-19 amount close to RM2 million. We have to raise RM3.3 million by Dec 2021 to stay afloat. Do join our fundraising by buying a ticket, shopping on Barang Best @ klpac, or making a donation at www.klpac.org/donations.
Executive Producer: Dato’ Dr. Faridah Merican
Artistic Director: Joe Hasham OAM
Director: Tung Jit Yang
Co-director: Dawn Cheong
Director of Photography & Editor: Bryan Chang
Assistant Director of Photography: Ali Motamedi
Assistant Production & Stage Manager: Benedict Chin
Cast: Aiman Aiman, Claudia Low, Dawn Cheong, Farah Rani, Ho Lee Ching, Ivan Chan, Jon Chew, Jun Vinh Teoh, Qahar Aqilah, Sukania Venugopal & Tiara Anchant
Group General Manager: Ian Chow
Assistant General Manager: Lawrence Selvaraj
Assistant General Manager: Gan Eng Cheng
Senior Art Director: Joel Wong
General Manager, Marketing Communications: Ang Yue May
Senior Publicist: Maggie Ong
Publicist: Vishallini Vikram Gopal
Facebook: The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre / The Actors Studio
Website: www.klpac.org / www.theactorsstudio.com.my
Photo credits to Bryan Chang and Ali Motamedi