Author: Eksentrika

Have a bloody Christmas with Deric Gan’s Richard III

Image credit: Ban & Dev Lee photography As the curtain slowly falls on 2016, which marks 400 years since the existence of William Shakespeare, The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat in collaboration with MUKA Space is set to go out with one last hurrah, by staging Richard III at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)… in Mandarin. The Shakespeare 400 Festival, which has been celebrated since the start of the year with numerous performances inspired by the bard’s most memorable works, is not quite complete without this tale of the scheming hunchback, Duke of Gloucester. The desire to become king leads him to go on...

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Poetry | Red Patches

image credit: Marcellina Oseghale I have a little secret, behind my facade smile, These unseen, incurable scars deeply rooted inside of me. It isn’t measles, it isn’t chickenpox, They look just the same, big, small, spotty little, Unwithered flakes, That can’t be shattered, only one small scratch, Then it wilts. Then again, Red, red, everywhere red, You can’t bare yourself, Or to see yourself, Or to show yourself, But to hide yourself. No matter how well-covered it is, No matter how well-aided it is, It resurfaced victoriously. That ample heartache, No matter how much I did, That could tranquil the...

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Zunar grants IGP wish, draws Donald de duck

So, last week the Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar had suggested that cartoonist Zunar should stick to drawing Donald Duck instead of insulting leaders through his cartoons. Khalid was reported as saying; “He can draw McDonald or Donald Duck, anything, no one will care but don’t insult people,” when commenting on the political cartoonist’s arrest last week. Zunar is no stranger when it comes to simplifying national issues into cartoons – with majority of his cartoons poking fun at the scandalous Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak. Infact, his erm.. “relationship” with Khalid goes a long way back due...

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SHORT STORY | Not Just Yet by Axam Maumoon

Image credit:  It was loud as the train rumbled away. She looked up, brows furrowed, “Either you missed yours or I missed mine,” she said with a smile. “Let’s find out, shall we?” he replied, stepping on the escalator. It was sunny upstairs on the platform. Eastbound and Westbound platforms were one and the same, with the trains stopping on either side. This meant they could both sit together one last time before they went their separate ways. He needed that. They found the bench in the very middle of the platform, crossectional so they weren’t facing away...

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POETRY | Neither Dream Nor Fable by Yanna Hashri

The silence fled like a thief in the night. In its place, the fire made the loudest and emptiest bed you’d ever seen. We all heard the gods and their crops screaming like animals as they burned until the town was nothing but ash. We were hungry and desperate, you see. So we dug up the old graves and sucked the pain from our grandmothers’ bones. Whatever we didn’t retch on, leeched deep into our skin till we turned white as ghosts. What do you know about it, child? You weren’t there to see how many people fell from...

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february, 2018

9jan - 11febjan 99:00 amfeb 11International Conference of Performing and Visual Arts 2018

1feb - 38:30 pmfeb 3- 8:30 pmMak Yong Titis Sakti

1feb - 48:30 pmfeb 4- 3:00 pmThe Bee by Hideki Noda and Colin Teevan

4feb3:00 pm- 5:30 pmMak Yong Titis Sakti

7feb - 11feb 78:30 pmfeb 11The Bee by Hideki Noda and Colin Teevan

10feb3:00 pm- 4:30 pmJumpa Dalam Reban: On The Malaysian Vinyl Trail