The concept of lying, to others, and even to oneself is cleverly explored in this Japanese/Malaysian stage production collaboration of the Akira Kurosawa classic film Rashomon, at the end of this month when The Actors Studio and The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur present Rashomon from 29 February – 8 March 2020.
“Most of the time we can’t even be honest with ourselves. That may be...but it’s because Man is weak that he lies, even to himself.”
Come see who says these powerful lines, what truths remain hidden, and what lies are unravelled in the drama about murder and rape.
Catch renowned butoh master and exponent, Lee Swee Keong, as he reprises his role as the Priest from the 2003 staging in KL of Rashomon, while Ho Lee Ching flexes her acting skills and goes from playing a child in Stories For Amah, to a medium who allows the dead Samurai spirit to tell his side of the story.
A stellar cast featuring both foreign and local actors including Doppo Narita, Maiya Goshima, Lee Swee Keong, Omar Ali, Faridah Merican will be directed by Joe Hasham OAM.
Presented by The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat & The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC): Pentas 1, Jalan Strachan, Sentul, KL
Tickets: Regular: Samurai: RM100 / Bandit: RM80 / Gatekeeper: RM60, Concession (TAS Card, JFKL Members, Seniors above 60, Students, Disabled), Samurai: RM 80 / Bandit: RM 60 / Gatekeeper: RM40
Language: Performed in English, Japanese & Mandarin, with surtitles in English.
Date & Time: 29 Feb, 3-7 Mar @ 8.00pm / 1 & 8 Mar @ 3.00pm
Trigger Warning: Show contains depictions of physical and sexual violence.
Header photo credit: TRBANPHOTO