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Story of Tolol

Story of Tolol played at penangpac, Straits Quay, Penang
Story of Tolol played at penangpac, Straits Quay, Penang
Story of Tolol played at penangpac, Straits Quay, Penang
Story of Tolol played at penangpac, Straits Quay, Penang
Story of Tolol played at penangpac, Straits Quay, Penang
Story of Tolol played at penangpac, Straits Quay, Penang
Story of Tolol played at penangpac, Straits Quay, Penang

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penangpac will produce a series of English plays translated from local Malay scripts, besides promoting Malay playwrights to the local and foreign audiences, it will also allow more people to learn about the lives, customs and thinkings of the Malays through the perspectives and topics that has been expressed by our local Malay playwrights in the theatre, and to have a better understanding about Malaysian society for harmony and unity. “Story of Tolol” (Tolol means Fool in Malay), the first of this series is fully funded by Penang State Government and supported by Penang Education Department. Part of the ticket sales from this production will be donated to the Rumah Permata Kasih, an orphanage in Permatang Pauh, Penang.

“Story of Tolol” is translated from the work of local playwright Rusaidi Ramli – “Kontradiksi Tolol” (A Fool Contradiction) originally written in Malay. This tragic comedy has been staged for several times in Kuala Lumpur with good feedbacks. This is the first time the script has been presented in Penang and in English.

“Story of Tolol” tells the story of Raju, a coconut tree climber who has conflict within himself after falling from a jackfruit tree twice. Raju is increasingly crazier and often creates a breach and rages in the village. The villagers, including his wife, Priya considers her husband Raju to be mentally ill because Raju loves his gamecock named Rikki more than her. Eventually Priya with her neighbour Mak Som has brought Raju to hospital and even met bomoh in the village as they have suspected him to be possess by ghost. Is Raju actually crazy, incarnated by ghost or maybe he has an untold story? Let’s find out the truth by yourself in theatre.

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