The Light Within A Night (Cahaya Memintas Melam) - Moat 2017
6 March, 2017
La Trobe Melbourne Hall - Cnr Waterdale & Crissane Rd, Bundoora
Student Theatre and Film
THE LIGHT WITHIN A NIGHT - CAHAYA MEMINTAS MELAM
Devised by the directors and cast
Directed by Sahlan Mujtaba & Bob Pavlich
Performed by Nurul Aini Arrahman / Kate Bayley / Walter Dyson
Chayanda Nurhadi Hasan / Tria Hayati Lidnillah
Ashleigh McFarland / Kamil Mubarok / Kenny Fahmi Mulyadi
Deska Mahardika Putri / Lucy Rees / Will Robertson
Grace Rogers / Maudy Widitya Sutisna / Blayne Welsh
ABOUT THE SHOW
A theatrical collaboration between La Trobe Student Theatre and Film (Australia) and Teatre Lakon and Mainteatre (Indonesia). To create this exciting and ambitious production seven students from La Trobe spent five weeks in Bandung working with seven students from Bandung’s Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia. They devised, rehearsed and performed this show in Bandung and Bali.
The ancient Sundanese tale of Jamarun was used as a starting place and main reference point. In this tale, a poor man is executed. Before he dies he tells the town that his innocent corpse will take on a beautiful fragrance. His words turn into a curse when the birds and butterflies that are drawn to the sweet smell blot out the sun and turn day into a perpetual night.
Two very different groups of students encounter this story and the issues that it raises.
Performed as part of La Trobe Student Theatre and Film's 2017 Moat Festival. The show will also be performed at La Mama Courthouse as part of AsiaTOPA, full event details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1880228688873020/
March 6, 7 & 8
All shows at 7PM
La Trobe Melbourne Hall - Cnr Waterdale & Crissane Rd, Bundoora (carpark and Hall entry on Crissane Rd)
TICKETS: $15 Full / $8 Concession / $5 Student Union
BOOKINGS: (03) 9479 1198