Preview: Potong by Teater Ekamatra
As they celebrate their 30th Anniversary this year, Teater Ekamatra bursts into 2018 with a brand new show this March. Written by Jonny Jon Jon and directed by Irfan Kasban, Teater Ekamatra presents Potong.
Potong follows the familiar coming of age story as a a boy goes on a rite of passage every Singaporean son does – National Service. But for the Australian born Adam, Singapore is a mystery to him, and he has no idea what meaning to make of it. On the other end, his mother Siti desperately attempts to get him to reconnect with the country she herself severed ties with years ago. As Adam discovers yet another rite in the form of circumcision, he’s also aided by an uncertain Uncle and Grandmother, and a kooky Doctor.
Exploring themes of identity and memory, Potong will star Farah Ong, Mohd Fared Jainal, Munah Bagharib and Salif Hardie, and will be performed in English & Malay, with English surtitles. This March, join Teater Ekamatra as they follow one boy’s journey as he discovers the country his mother left behind, and learns what it truly means to become a man.
Potong plays at the Malay Heritage Centre from 21st – 25th March 2018. Tickets available from Eventbrite