Thursday, August 11, 2005

Play Time 遊戲時間 (2005)

The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre presents
A Pentas Project (平台計劃) production

11~14 August 2005 @ 8:30pm
13 & 14 August 2005 @ 3:00pm

at KLPAC, Pentas 2
Ticket: RM30 (Adult), RM15 (Student, Senior, Disabled)



Seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years, decades, centuries, light years…
Are the three of us
Playing the game of time in the matrix of numbers
Or playing the game of numbers in the labyrinth of time,
Yet, there are just
the three of us ………?




In an unknown space where time is ambiguous, lives three unknown creatures. The ever drifted time has made them forgotten their identities, who they are, where they are from, and even their very own names. They have inhabited this space for a very long time.

The dullness of their lives have made them bored, hence they are always thinking of all kinds of games to make their lives happier. 

Today, they are planning for a game, inviting a public speaker and lots of guests to their space, hoping to express their thoughts and fulfill their dreams among the guests.

However, which is the reality and which is the illusion? No one can tell.

Executive Producer: Faridah Merican
Directed by : Loh Kok Man 羅國文

Inspired by <Les Chaises> E. Ionesco

Cast: Gan Hui Yee 顏慧怡. Sui Shiang Chi 水毓棠, Ling Tang 鄧壹齡

Set Design : Chan Kok Hooi 曾國輝
Music Design : Bernard Goh 吳聖雄
Image Design : Charles Jong 楊國忠
Lighting Design : Loh Kok Man 羅國文

Graphic Design : Caecar Chong 張忠勇
Copywriting : Au Sow Yee 區琇怡
Production Manager : Jason Lai 黎百齡
Production Coordinator : Mira

由吉隆坡演艺中心呈现,本地著名表演艺术工作者罗国文执导的最新作品~《游戏时间》将于2005年8月11日至8月14日,在新成立的吉隆坡演艺中心(The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre)和观众见面。《游戏时间》是「平台计划」的创团作,共将作6场演出。 



《游戏时间》的创作灵感来自荒谬剧大师尤金.伊欧涅斯科的《椅子》。国文在 《游戏时间》里延续他在语言以及剧场语言的探索,透过游戏的方式,去思考身份定位、时间、孰虚孰实、社会荒诞现象等问题。希望观众在得以享受一场视觉与听觉的饷宴之余,能回头反思关于自己以及所处社会的种种隐忧。

“Play Time”, a new play by renowned local performing artist Loh Kok Man, will be staged at the newly constructed KLPac (The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre) from 11th to 14th August 2005. Presented by KLPac, “Play Time” is the debut performance of “Pentas Project”.

Established by Loh Kok Man in 2005, “Pentas Project” hopes to build a mature, contemporary and multi-facet stage. It is a theatre stage that enthusiasts interactions and openness. “Pentas Project” hopes to respect and appreciate differences between diverse cultures and art fields, through collaboration, interaction, sharing and learning, and hence open up new horizons and collaborative spaces in theatre arts.

“Play Time” unites some of the most talented artists in performing arts. Among them are excellent performers like Gan Hui Yee, Ling Tang and Sui Shiang Chi, stage and set design by the emerging and most anticipated Chan Kok Hooi, image design by Charlie Jong and music design by the artistic director of Hands Percussion, Bernard Goh.

Inspired by “Les Chaises”, a script written by the master of Absurd Theatre, Eugene Ionesco, Kok Man extends his interest in exploring the issue of language and theatre language in “Play Time”. Through games, Kok Man hopes to reveal questions such as identity, time, ambiguities between facts and illusions and the absurdity of our society. While audiences will be enjoying a feast of visual and sound, “Play Time” would hopefully also be a thought provoking piece.

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