NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL

Public Arts Programme

Theatre

Programme ID: PAP054665

Berak

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- SYNOPSIS -

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Siti was happy to see her cousins and friends. A few women gave Siti hugs.
The smell of their perfumes and scarves gave Siti a headache.
Opah gave Siti some food that their guests had brought over
and then shooed her off to play with the other children.

Ibu was always nearby but Siti couldn’t reach out to her.
Ibu was busy smiling and sobbing at the same time. Siti looked for her Ayah.
Opah told her Ayah was in the toilet but Siti knew
her Ayah had jumped out of their kitchen window last night.
Siti was happy to see her cousins and friends. A few women gave Siti hugs.
//

Berak chronicles the aftermath of a suicide: A grandmother bargains with divine powers to release her son's soul from hell. Failing which, she brings him home; she takes over the reins of bringing up her granddaughter, while keeping her daughter-in-law at bay, saving the granddaughter all for herself. She tries to instill in her granddaughter that death is merely a joke, that there’s nothing to cry about as she takes her on a mind trip towards the underworld and purgatory. These personal fantasies of the afterlife are challenged however when her granddaughter contracts a terminal illness.

The never-ending days of mourning are brought to lurid 3-dimensional, high-definition life as the agonizing wait for the ultimate redemption is an imprisonment in the realm between living and non-living on earth. Berak is a transcreation of Poop, originally written by Chong Tze Chien and produced by The Finger Players.

- MATURE CONTENT -

No

- DETAILS -

Arts Group/ Presenter
Teater Ekamatra
Venue
ngee ann kongsi theatre @ wild rice
Target Audience
Sec - Lower, Sec - Upper, JC/CI, ITE
Language

Malay,

Surtitle
English surtitles
Duration
90 minutes
Cost
Standard: Cat 1 $48, Cat 2 $38, Cat 3 $28, Cat 4 $18
Students (10%): Cat 1 $43.20, Cat 2 $34.20, Cat 3 $25.20, Cat 4 $16.20

- CONTACT -

Teater Ekamatra Ltd

CONTACT PERSON
Erny Melissa
CONTACT NUMBER
94521229
EMAIL
erny.melissa@ekamatra.org.sg

- DATE/TIME -

25
Mar
2020
8:00 PM
26
Mar
2020
8:00 PM
27
Mar
2020
8:00 PM
28
Mar
2020
8:00 PM