The Instant Café Theatre, in association with CAKE theatre productions, presents a new play this week about the American dream – or at least, a Malaysian version of it. Raj and The End of Tragedy follows the fate of Raj, a Malaysian man with big hopes and dreams to make it big in the USA. Instead, he gets locked up in the Tanjung Rambutan asylum by his family. Upon release, an ecstatic Raj learns that an uncle of his is looking for travel companion to the Big Apple.

This tragicomedy is the brainchild of award-winning director, playwright and actor Jo Kukathas. Singaporean director Natalie Hennedige takes the helm with actors Anne James, Ghafir Akbar, Suhaili Micheline, Doppo Narita and Jo Kukathas herself. The play will run in conjunction with Instant Café Theatre’s 25th anniversary.

Stephanie Boey

Thursday, 27 November – Sunday, 30 November at KLPac. Price: RM38 – RM58. Find out more here.

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