The Lion and The Jewel

“The Lion and The Jewel” is a theatrical play that will be presented by four students from Bachelor of Theatre (Hons) of the Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan (ASWARA) for their Penilaian Tahun Akhir (PeTA).

“The Lion and The Jewel” is a play by Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka that was first performed in 1959, and we are adapting the play into the Malay language for our performance.

The play is a set in Ilujinle, a Yoruba tribal village in Western Nigeria. There are three central characters: Lakunle, an eager but naive schoolteacher who accepts Western idea and modernity without really understanding them; Baroka, the village chief, who sees modern ideas as a threat to his power; and Sidi, the jewel of the village, a beautiful woman who will choose one of the men for a husband. Meanwhile, Baroka’s senior wife Sadiku seethes inside. Women have little power in the traditional society, but they are beginning to question their role.

The play is a satirical comedy with music, dance and songs. It treats serious issues in generally light-hearted manner, content to over simplify and to leave some issues unresolved in order to provide an entertaining and provocative experience.

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

black box, Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan

Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Date: 20/1/2019 (Sunday)

Time: 8.30 pm

Venue: Black Box, ASWARA


Seating: Free Seating

Ticket Information: Entry by Donation

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