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Pesta Raya – Main²


Thu Jul 20 2017, 12:00am–12:00pm
Fri Jul 21 2017, 12:00am–12:00pm
Sat Jul 22 2017, 12:00am–12:00pm
Sun Jul 23 2017, 12:00am–12:00pm

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio , 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: R16

Ticket Information:

  • Cost: $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: yinez

The lives of six pained characters are interwoven together, each checkered by cycles of abuse—physical, emotional and psychological—and rocked by violence, self-inflicted and otherwise. This includes sobering episodes of incest, domestic abuse, lifelong drug abuse and sexual violence. Underlying this is a deep, simple yearning for happiness and love that they share.

Main² was commissioned by Esplanade for the very first Pesta Raya – Malay Festival of Arts in 2002, and was the first Malay language play to be staged at the arts centre. Written by Aidli ‘Alin’ Mosbit, it is a warts-and-all portrayal of the Malay community and its social strata, framed by the concept of main, literally meaning “the games we play”.

This new staging is directed by Aidli ‘Alin’ Mosbit, and features a new cast made up of Al-Matin Yatim, Farez Najid, Farhana M Noor, Hatta Said, Munah Bagharib and Suhaili Safari.

Bear witness as each character find themselves in “transit” after lifelong games of chasing happiness.

Contains some mature content. Recommended for 16 years and above.