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Through a pandemic…
A transnational collaboration…
Countless Zoom rehearsals…
Bollywood Dreams is a labour of love that was almost two years in the making. Despite the odds, it will finally premiere to a live audience.
Directed by Dato’ Dr. Faridah Merican, Bollywood Dream’s heart-warming story of two boys with big dreams is by Mark Beau de Silva (Malaysia) and co-adapted by Tilottama Pillai (New York).
And dream big we must. We emerge from a 5-month closure battered but hopeful. And we invite you to be part of our recovery and help us rebuild by being our very first audience.
Set in 1980s Sungai Petani, two brothers; Pappu and Babu live with their ‘Amma’.
‘Go. Study. Play. Anything, but quietly. I do not want to hear you’, Amma says. And so, the two boys study and so the boys play, oh and how they play! Of heroes and heroines, villains and sidekicks. Of Amitabh and Rajini, and every movie star that has graced the silver screen!
In between the humdrum need to clean the household laundry and excel in times table, Pappu and Babu escape into a world of epic backdrops and thumping music, of chorus girls and backup dancers.
Will the boys’ dreams come true, or is Bollywood, forever out of reach?
Covid 19 related SOPS
klpac has comprehensive measures including compulsory mask-wearing, health screening, physical distancing measures, sanitisation and disinfection, visitor education, enabling a contactless experience (e-ticketing) and staff training.
The MKN guide dated 10 Mar states that those below 6 and above 60 are not encouraged to attend (you may choose to if you wish). No over the counter sales allowed, only online / phone sales. Only e-tickets will be issued (no physical tickets). For the latest Covid-19 & SOP guide, go to http://bit.ly/klpac_covid19_updates.
klpac & TAS’ Covid-19 Relief Fundraising
Each ticket sold goes towards keeping us afloat and to pay our staff, artistes and crew. Our losses amount close to RM2m. We have to raise another RM3.3m by Dec 2021. If you are able to, do make a donation https://www.klpac.org/donations/.
Date & Time:
24, 25 March 2021 @ 8.30pm (Preview Night)
26, 27, 28 March 2021 @ 8.30pm (Normal Show)
* Preview Night
This live performance will also be filmed by a video crew. Be the first to watch Bollywood Dreams at a reduced price and get a sneak peek of the filming process.
Venue: Pentas 1, klpac
24, 25 March: RM24 flat (Preview Night)
26, 27, 28 March: RM60 | RM80 | RM100 (Patron of the Arts)
Concession: RM45 (TAS Card, seniors above 60, students & disabled)
* Patron of the Arts (POTA) will be acknowledged on our website
Online Purchase: https://proticket.com.my/
Call box office at +603 4047 9000 (Mon, Wed, Fri @ 10am – 3pm)
No over the counter sales. E-tickets only.
Director/Executive Producer: Dato’ Dr. Faridah Merican
Artistic Director: Joe Hasham OAM
Playwright & Co-Adapter: Mark Beau de Silva
Co-Adapter: Tilottama Pillai
Choreographer/Cast: Zhafir Muzani
Set Designer: Zen Tan
Sound Designer: Mike Thomas
Lighting Designer & Operator: Yusman Mokhtar
Video Production: Khairil M. Bahar
Creative Guy: Coebar Abel
Set Builder: David Wong
FOH Sound Operator: Mathanakumar a/l Murthi
Production Manager: Naomi Lim
Stage Managers: Catherine Lee, Yeo Kok Wei
Technicians: Mohd Helmi Khairi, Mohd Rizal
Follow Spot Operator: Lim Ang Swee
Cast: Tin Raman, Ian Skatu, Ranessa Theyakaraja, Charles Roberts, Alyce Michelle Joseph
Ensemble: Amirah Redza, Ayushna, Charity Yong, Devakar Rajah, Feyee Bethany, Nikkhil, Nisya Aziz, Sriyani Rao, Syarvin Sugumar, Tristen Zijuin
Musicians: Sivenesh (tabla), Shaan (sitar)
24th Mar 20:30