Saturday, June 14, 2008

Air Con by Instant Cafe Theatre

Instant Cafe Theatre Company (FIRSTWoRKS)
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 8:30pm
KLPAC Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, Off Jalan Ipoh
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
RM 42, RM 27 (students, seniors)
Contact 0340479000

Chep and Burn are top students in Sekolah Menengah Sultan Ahmad Tajuddin Mukarram Shah, an elite school in Kedah. Head Boy, Burn, is the school's golden boy and his best friend, Chep, is feared and respected by the younger boys for his quick temper and skill on the hockey field. The school is well respected for its strong academic and sports record. However the discovery of a dead prostitute in the abandoned railway tracks near their school unravels the status quo and we discover a less golden world of bullying, sex crimes and violence. Best friends William and Asif go from innocence to experience as they are forced to deal with the repercussions of the murder. But who is responsible for the murder and will they be held accountable?

Air Con challenges and interrogates the hypocritical habit of turning youth into scapegoats in times of moral panic. Ultimately, it casts a gentle albeit unflinching gaze at the perilous path of male adolescence, and interrogates the heartbreaking ways in which society often expects boys to become men.

Written by Shanon Shah

Directed by Jo Kukathas & Zalfian Fuzi

Produced by Susie Kukathas



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