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The Studios Online: Harap (Hope) & To Whom It May Concern – In conversation with the artists

Esplanade Co Ltd

Kicking off The Studios Online season: Haresh Sharma’s Harap (Hope) (2017), a play about hope and the struggles in the lives of five individuals and Chong Tze Chien’s dramatic monologue To Whom It May Concern (2011), starring Karen Tan.

Join in a conversation with Mohd Fared Jainal (Director, Harap) and Chong Tze Chien (Playwright/Director/Set Designer, To Whom It May Concern) look back on these works and share their thoughts on how the themes still resonate today.

Esplanade Studios will be streaming Harap & To Whom It May Concern from 16 May, Sat, 3pm to 22 May, Fri, 11.59pm.

About Harap (Hope) (2017)

A play about hope. Take in the struggles and joys of five different individuals, caught up in a maelstrom of expectations and circumstances. First written in 1995 by Haresh Sharma as a response to the environment then, the play still finds significance today, 23 years later.

Written by Haresh Sharma
Adapted by Zulfadli Rashid
Directed by Mohd Fared Jainal
A Co-production with Teater Ekamatra

Featuring Sani Hussin, Siti Hajar Abd Gani, Fir Rahman, Hirzi Zulkiflie and Nur Zakiah Bte Mohd Fared.

Duration: 1hr 30min
Performed in Malay, with English surtitles.

Contains some mature content and coarse language. Recommended for 16 years and above.

Watch it here

Support Teater Ekamatra here


About To Whom It May Concern (2011)

To Whom It May Concern is a dramatic monologue about an explosive encounter between an internet scammer, a disgruntled housewife and a deluded RC member.

By The Finger Players
Written and Directed by Chong Tze Chien
Performed by Karen Tan
In Collaboration with Esplanade –Theatres on the Bay

Duration: 52mins

Watch it here

Support The Finger Players


Credits: Esplanade Co Ltd

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May 17 2020


Date: May 17
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Categories: Conversations, Slider Events, Theatre
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The Studios Online: Harap (Hope) & To Whom It May Concern – In conversation with the artists

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