17 - 21 Aug 2011
Drama Centre Black Box, Singapore
Nadirah is the popular and articulate Vice-President of her university’s Muslim Society. She convenes inter-faith meetings where students talk about how they should respect one another’s spaces.
Nadirah is also the product of a mixed marriage. Her father is a Malaysian Malay and her mother is a Singaporean Chinese who has converted to Islam.
One day, Nadirah’s mother tells her that she’s going to re-marry. To a man who’s not Muslim. Nadirah’s best friend Maznah, believes that everyone has a right to happiness. Her senior, Farouk, however, is outraged and urges her to do ‘the right thing’.
How does Nadirah make peace between various religions in school when she’s having the same problems at home? Can mother and daughter worship different gods? Will love or faith prevail?
Funny, insightful and moving, Alfian Sa’at’s award-winning Nadirah wrestles with the complex issue of religion by grounding it in a story about a quirky family and the ties that bind.
Performed in Malay and English (with English surtitles).
Presented by Teater Ekamatra.
CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM
Playwright Alfian Sa’at
Director Zizi Azah Abdul Majid
Music Composer Liu Boqiang
Set Designer Izmir Ickbal
Lighting Designer Helmi Fita
Sound Designer Anaiz Abdul Majid
Make Up Artist Habibah Mohckeram
Production Stage Manager Sazali Hussain
Neo Swee Lin
Siti Khalijah Zainal
"The political incorrectness that drives much of the humour in the play is so funny because it rings so true."The Flying Inkpot
"One is awash with joy, anger, disappointment, sadness and finally, tranquility."Berita Harian
The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2010 WINNER
- Best Original Script - Alfian Sa’at
- Best Supporting Actress - Neo Swee Lin