17 – 19 December 2009
The Substation Theatre
Starring: Neo Swee Lin, Siti Khalijah Zainal, Tony Quek, Shida Mahadi, Hatta Said
Written by: Alfian Sa’at
Directed by: Zizi Azah Abdul Majid and Jo Kukathas
Performed in Malay and English with English subtitles
Nadirah is the Vice-President of her university’s Muslim Society. She is popular and articulate. She convenes inter-faith meetings where students talk about their religions and how they should respect one another’s spaces.
Nadirah is also the product of a mixed marriage. Her father is a Malaysian Malay and her mother a Singaporean Chinese who had converted to Islam. At eight, however, Nadirah’s parents divorced and Nadirah was brought back to Singapore by her mother.
One day, Nadirah’s mother brings news for her: she’s going to re-marry. To a man who’s not Muslim. Nadirah finds that all she can do is pray that her mother changes her mind.
How does Nadirah negotiate relations between various religions in school when she has problems handling them in her own house? Can mother and daughter worship different gods? Will Nadirah re-join her father in Malaysia?
Blood is thicker than water but what is thicker than blood?
Tickets priced at $16 (Concession), $20 (Adults) may be purchased at The Substation Box Office or through firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, call 6323 5443/ 9168 4158
Text and Image credits to Nadirah in Facebook
Don’t you think the artwork is a tad too familar? Hmm.