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Venue:

CloudTheatre.com

Date1829/03/2021

Time8:00PM, 3:00PM, 9:00AM


LanguageEnglish

CategoryTheatre

This show has ended.

from

RM35.00

Duration: 3 hours

“Unity (1918)” by Kevin Kerr tells the story of small town Unity, Canada - as the residents are forced to confront the 1918 flu pandemic that begins to sweep the planet, aided by the movement of troops at the tail end of WWI. KL 2020, 11 actors and a small crew record a performance of this multi award-winning play in the quiet theatre of the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre in between two lockdowns amidst another global pandemic.

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Thursday

18th

Mar 2021

8:00PM (GMT+8)

Online Premiere

Saturday

20th

Mar 2021

3:00PM (GMT+8)

(NZ 8:00pm GMT+13)

8:00PM (GMT+8)

(UK 12:00pm GMT)

Sunday

21st

Mar 2021

9:00AM (GMT+8)

(USA 20 Mar 2021 @ 8:00pm GMT-5)

8:00PM (GMT+8)

Saturday

27th

Mar 2021

8:00PM (GMT+8)

Sunday

28th

Mar 2021

8:00PM (GMT+8)

About the Show

Unity 1918

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?

Unity 1918 Photography by Bryan Chang and Ali Motamedi

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.

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Director's Note

director's note director's note

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Date & Time

MALAYSIA (GMT+8) :
18 March 2021 @ 8pm
20 March 2021 @ 3pm / 8pm
21 March 2021 @ 9am / 8pm
27,28 March 2021 @ 8pm

USA (GMT-5):
20 March 2021 @ 8pm
21,27,28 March 2021 @ 7am

UK (GMT+0):
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

 

   Group Booking For Students (Min 10 pax)     

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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.

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Unity 1918

The Team

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
Editor:Sebastian Ng
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

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Follow Us

Facebook: The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre  /  The Actors Studio
Instagram: @theklpac
Website: www.klpac.org  /  www.theactorsstudio.com.my

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Gallery

Photo credits to Bryan Chang and Ali Motamedi

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