Please don’t mind the guy in the corner, he doesn’t know he’s unemployed. Yes, you will be attended to shortly. The woman over there? “Till death do us part.” You don’t want to know. Oh yes, we will understand you – Malay, English, Chinese, we all speak it. That boy over there? Family. Estranged. Stuck in his head. I hope you brought your payment – don’t be the daydreaming father in the corner. He’s been here awhile.
No stranger to site-specific performances, theatrethreesixty is once again embracing the versatile nature of stories with L5-7-44, specially devised by theatrethreesixty for the Blossom Arts Festival Malaysia. The production revolves around the consequence of attachment – a familiar subject for many of us.
Directed by theatrethreesixty’s artistic director Christopher Ling and written by Penang-based playwright Yasmin Bathamanathan, it is an exploration of how fallible we are as human beings. Performed in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin, it asks the universal question: how many of us truly can move on? How do we deal with the nature of these choices? Clinging to the past may be comforting, but skeletons are the least of the problems you can sometimes dig up.
theatrethreesixty continues its 2017 season: Right Now with a brand new immersive, site-specific performance, L5-7-44, specially presented as part of the Blossom Arts Festival Malaysia 2017 at the Auditiorium, Level 3, Wisma MCA, Jalan Ampang from Wednesday, August 23 to Thursday, August 24 at 7pm, 8.30pm and 10pm. Tickets are priced at RM38. To purchase tickets online, visit l5744.peatix.com. For any enquiries, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.