OPIUM AT CLOSING TIME
presented by AMBERJADE ARTS
Yen, a woman of many triumphs - is starting to forget. Or has she already forgotten? Her son Chai is trying to help her, but what can Chai do when his Ma is stuck in the past? Did she actually go and see Sudirman’s concert, or was that his funeral?
An exploration of a disquieting human condition - Opium at Closing Time is an unflinching dive into the often disjointed experiences of those suffering with Alzheimer’s and those who care for them. It’s also a story of Malaysia, of pivotal history experienced on the personal scale. Of the choices that were made, and the consequences we must suffer.
With characters out of time and in the present portrayed by Alexis Wong, Samuel Low, Grace Ng, Hannan Barakbah and Brendan Vinsent - this is a play that is meant to challenge the audience's perception of time, memory and the meaning of family. Music by pianist and composer
Yanwen ties together nostalgia and Ma’s present urgency in a haunting dance.
Written by Tarrant Kwok, who has adapted The Fall of The House of Usher for Theatrethreesixty in 2018 before, Opium at Closing Time seeks to also preserve the stories passed down only through hushed word of mouth. Drawing from these real vignettes and historical documentation, Opium brings historicity down to the eye-level, in the hopes we can break our generational traumas.
26th October 2022 (Wed), 8.30PM
27th October 2022 (Thu), 8.30PM
28th October 2022 (Fri), 8.30PM
29th October 2022 (Sat), 8.30PM
30th October 2022 (Sun), 3.00PM
135 minutes, including 1 intermission, 15 minutes per intermission, and 30
minutes Q&A session
RM39.00 (Concession - Student/Senior Citizen/Disabled)
Flat Rate RM39.00 on 26th October 2022 (Wed), 8.30PM
15 years old and above
Group Booking discounts available. Email Wendy at email@example.com for enquiries.
H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara,
Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana,
47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
03-4065 0001, 4065 0002