The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre’s sought-after sketch-comedy revue returns this year with its biggest and boldest installment to date! Premiering in 2010, INDICINELIVE! (in-dee-SEE-nee-live-!) satirizes the insane society we live in through a high-octane line-up of every-day characters, familiar situations, and parodies of songs we’ve heard and are all too familiar with. INDICINELIVE! is, essentially, a generous serving of how we see the world in fun-sized pieces – nothing quite like laughing at ourselves at the end of the day.
Founded and directed by klpac’s director-in-residence Kelvin Wong, INDICINELIVE! played to packed houses and sold-out shows since its inception, with after-requests for second and third helpings in Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Singapore. INDICINELIVE! IV will be Kelvin’s last directorial endeavour with klpac, before he leaves for Chicago to pursue his MFA in theatre directing.
A crucial outlet for new Malaysian writing, INDICINELIVE! IV will feature song parodies from a more vintage playlist, and is presented in venues away from klpac’s Indicine for the first time. This installment will run for 10 shows at The Actors Studio @ Bukit Bintang’s Lot 10 from June 7 to 17 before heading up north for 4 more performances at Stage 2, the Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac) @ Straits Quay from June 21 – 24 2012. Combined, this is INDICINELIVE!’s longest run yet.
INDICINELIVE! IV keeps to the tradition of the previous episode, bringing together another eclectic ensemble of old and fresh faces: Siti Farrah Abdullah, Dinesh Kumar, Erin Marie, Matthew Ong, Jeremy Ooi, Aliaa Sharif, Shiva Shobitha, Calvin Tan and Freddy Tan. The prolific writing team includes Ariff Kamil, Patrick Lee, Nina Shah, Freddy Tan and Sharad Vemalanathan. Erna Mahyuni from INDICINELIVE! 3 returns as a cameo writer to complement the line-up.
INDICINELIVE! also does corporate gigs and has an ever-growing fan base on Facebook – connect with us online for the production’s video trailer as well as updates from production members pertaining the show!
INDICINELIVE! IV is presented by klpac and will run in Kuala Lumpur from June 7 to 17 (no show on June 11) and June 21 – 24 in Penang. All shows start at 8.30 pm. Tickets are priced at RM38 and RM28 for students and the disabled. Each performance will span approximately 80 minutes with an intermission, and is strictly for mature audiences only. Doors open 10 minutes before performance time.
For tickets and booking enquiries, call +60 3 2142 2009 for The Actors Studio @ Lot 10; +60 3 4047 9000 for klpac; and +60 4 899 1722/2722 for penangpac. More information and online ticketing are available at klpac.org, penangpac.org and ilassotickets.com.