Thursday, August 5, 2010
Rumah Anak Teater Stages 'Short Eyes' at PJ Live Arts
by Kusha Basir (Malaysian Digest)
KUALA LUMPUR, 5 AUG, 2010: Rumah Anak Teater (RAT) in collaboration with Selangor Tourism will be staging a drama depicting the life of the minority community set in a prison entitled Short Eyes.
According to its director, Fared Ayam the play has its own uniqueness that would appeal to the interests of a wide range of audiences.
“I believed that each theater is unique, however, there are some differences in this show. The storyline is rough, realistic and close to the community. Apart from that, a strong script also makes a huge difference in this theater, “said Fared.
Other members of the production team for Short Eyes also include Nam Ron, who is artistic director and actor for the show, as well as Zahiril Adzim who’s been casted as its main actor.
“Short Eyes is not just a theatre about life in prison. It is an actual reality of based on real-life about the world unknown to many,” said Nam Ron.
..The characters for the show are made up of African-American, Puerto Rican and Caucasian prison detainees who attempts to find a way to escape from the madness of prison life through love, religion, terrorism, faith and drugs.
“This theater shows the dark reality rarely seen in any theatre. In addition, there’s honesty of the actors portraying their characters,” said Zahiril.
Short Eyes, which will be performed in Malay, will be staged from today until August 8 at PJ Live Arts in Petaling Jaya.