In Malaysia, things are rarely quite as they seem. In this spirit, the Instant Café Theatre presents ALMoST TRUE STORIES Volume 1, which runs at KL Pac from 21 – 24 November. In these two new stories written by Jo Kukathas, a man bids farewell to his favourite hippo and a family ponders the fate of their dying father’s dogs.
Animals and apocryphal tales are at the heart of this play, which is work in progress by one of Malaysian theatre’s most original voices. Each story is performed by just one actor: Ghafir Akbar (pictured) takes the stage in “The Morning After” while Kukathas, who also directs, performs “Going to the Dogs”.