This month, klpac will see the Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat take on Tsao Yu’s ‘Thunderstorm’. Written in the early 1930s, ‘Thunderstorm’ is considered one of China’s most prominent dramatic works. Scholars have even dubbed Tsao Yu as the Chinese Ibsen. Directed by local theatre pioneer Dato Faridah Merican, the play explores many themes – from dissecting conservative rigid social hierarchies to exploring the corruption present in modern society. The story is about the family of wealthy industrialist Chou Pu-Yuan, and revolves around the complicated relationships the family has with each other and their servants.
Read our spotlight on the play.