Shakespeare Demystified: Romeo & Juliet – penangpac

Everyone knows of Romeo & Juliet as their names tease thoughts of young star-crossed lovers and their tragic end. Trapped by the feud between their families–the Montagues and the Capulets–their lives seem to tumble into an inevitable and ill-fated tragedy. The apparent “good” coming out of that “misadventured” is that they “bury their parents’ strife”.
For the eighth year running, theatre-in-education KL Shakespeare Players (KLSP) offers to secondary-and-university students its engaging and illuminating performances of the Bard’s plays. From April 24 – 29 April at klpac and from May 3 – 6 at penangpac, the company will stage Shakespeare Demystified: Romeo & Juliet (SD:R&J).

KLSP’s unique 100-minute abridgment of this Shakespeare’s play will peel back the layers, and unveil some issues that the tale may be a metaphor of. KLSP will keep its characteristic format of performing the key scenes in Shakespeare’s words and piecing the parts together into a coherent whole with a narrative glue in contemporary English (and with a sprinkling of our local mother tongues). It is during this narration that certain now-exotic words are explained, overlooked issues underscored, questioned raised, etc..

Always innovating, KLSP in its 2017 production of Shakespeare Demystified: Macbeth made music central in its performance. This year, the company will incorporate in SD:R&J not just music but also a more physical performance, driven by the practices and philosophy of physical theatre.

Underscoring KLSP’s educational mission–each performance will conclude with a question-and-answer session which allows students to inquire, make comments as they engage with the play and the actors. This Q&A is also a favourite part for students attending our performances.

03/03/2018 - 06/03/2018
3:30 pm - 8:30 pm

stage 2, penangpac

F17, Jalan Seri Tg Pinang, Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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3-5 May 2018@8.30pm
6 May 2018 May@ 3pm
(Morning shows on weekdays are available upon request. Call 012-653 0987 to enquire)

Standard – RM45
Students / Disabled / Seniors / TAS Card – RM35
Group booking (minimum 40 tickets) – RM30

** Suitable for 12 yrs old and above

*Also @ Pentas 2, klpac on 24-29 2018 (Tue – Sun)


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Ticketing Hotline: CALL or WALK-IN penangpac +604 899 1722 / 2722



Presented by:
KL Shakespeare Players
The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat

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