At 4am, while I’m still working (yes), it struck me that I ought to warn you that you should keep an eye out for this in APRIL:
Chep and Burn are top students in SM Sultan Ahmad Tajuddin Mukarram Shah, an elite school in Kedah. Burn is the school’s golden boy (Head Prefect, Captain of the Hockey Team) and his best friend Chep is feared and admired by the younger boys for his quick temper and skill on the hockey field. The school is well respected for its strong academic and sports record.
However the discovery of a dead prostitute in the abandoned railway tracks near their school unravels the status quo and we discover a less golden world of bullying, sex crimes and violence. Best friends William and Asif go from innocence to experience as they are caught up in the repercussions of the murder. But who is responsible for the murder and will they be held accountable?
Air Con challenges and interrogates the hypocritical habit of turning youth into scapegoats in times of moral panic. Ultimately, it casts a gentle albeit unflinching gaze at the perilous path of male adolescence, and interrogates the heartbreaking ways in which society often expects boys to become men.
Last year, the theatre production Air Con was staged for the first time. It’s very queer friendly, and was very well executed. Read the comments on Kakiseni. I have the Air Con poster on my bedroom wall, and it’s one of my favourites.
The chief complain I heard of this play was that there wasn’t enough of it to go around. It’s a touching bildungsroman that weaves in a lot of social issues and boarding school drama.
Come April, Instant Cafe Theatre will be restaging this production in KLPac. You can visit KLPac’s website for more details.
I strongly recommend you watch this production. You’ll love it. And no, you don’t have to be gay to watch it.
1) Tickets are expected to sell like hotcakes.
2) People have been calling to ask when they can buy tickets from way before, so
3) You can expect tickets to sell out pretty quickly, which means
4) You should get yours soon from KLPac.
I don’t have the time to convince you how much you should watch it. But you’d be terribly, terribly left out if you don’t. You have been warned!