Esplanade Presents | The Studios


Hope (Harap)

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

6 – 9 Apr 2017
Thu – Sun
Thu – Sat: 8pm
Sat – Sun: 3pm
6 – 8 Apr 2017 : 8pm
8 & 9 Apr 2017 : 3pm
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
Esplanade Theatre Studio

Performed in Malay, with English surtitles.
Contains some mature content. Recommended for 16 years and above.
There will be a post-show dialogue with the artists on 7 Apr.

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“A badly decomposed corpse was found floating on Singapore River early this morning…”

Hope, the root word of “hoping”, “hopeful”, “hopefulness”, and the like; a word that serves as the thrust for the condition, the needs and the wants of each and every human being.

A father, a mother, to a daughter; and two friends. Human beings, each one of them. Desperate, dejected, whose fates remain undecided, whose dreams remain unrealised, and whose ambitions remain undefined, only because deep in their hearts, the seeds of hope were sown.

Probably, without hope, without hoping, without being hopeful, their lives would be untainted, unscathed, undamaged, and not naked; devoured to the skeletal frames of their existence.

First produced in 1994, this version of Haresh Sharma’s Hope is adapted into Malay by Zulfadli Rashid. Hope (Harap) is directed by Mohd Fared Jainal and features a stellar cast which includes Sani Hussin, Siti Hajar Abd Gani, Fir Rahman, Hirzi Zulkiflie and Nur Zakiah Bte Mohd Fared.

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