This Saturday, Serunding will be staged at Kuala Lumpur, as part of Titian Budaya. Serunding, written by Ahmad Musta’ain Bin Khamis, is the winning play of TheatreWorks’ 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2010 (Open category), and has since been performed at numerous venues in Singapore. It was the first winning play to premiere in Performance Tours to the South East District in 2010 and 2011, and North East District in 2011. The play was also staged at Malay Heritage Centre last year, to inspire and encourage participants at 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2014.
Starring the delightful and popular Aidli Mosbit once again, this one-woman play stirs to life the voice of Safiah like a perfect dish of serunding. Told through humour, food and many phone calls, Serunding draws us to the heart and pain of a mother’s love. A spicy sweet expression of the Singapore family caught at the centre of cultural values and modern living.
“…Serunding is a joy to watch—the personable Safiah talks animatedly to her audience throughout, interspersing her life story with equally-animated phone conversations with her fellow makcik friends.”
– Juliana June Rasul, The New Paper, 7 Dec 2010
“The script was artfully crafted, its warm tone sitting very well with the audience, who laughed and cried with the protagonist wholeheartedly.”
– Natalie Koh, The Business Times, 10 Dec 2010
Do find out more about the staging of Serunding by Titian Budaya at their website here.