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Bawang Putih Bawang Merah

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until May 12, 2024


Delve into the intricate layers of a Nusantara folktale in the reimagination of Bawang Putih Bawang Merah—a captivating exploration of courage, challenging societal norms, and the unexpected twists of fate.


This darkly humorous and witty production breathes new life into the well-known tale, focusing on the equally enchanting stepsisters, Bawang Putih and Bawang Merah. Amidst the shadows of loss and grief, these rival siblings embark on a journey of self-discovery and liberation, guided by magical mothers, rebellious royalty, and a fabulous fairy godmother.


Can Bawang Putih and Bawang Merah, armed with unshakeable determination and guided by unconventional allies, break free from the constraints of patriarchy and monarchy? This audacious adaptation challenges traditional narratives of happily ever afters, damsels in distress, and knights in shining armour; reminding us that we can be the heroes of our own stories.


Produced by one of Singapore’s theatrical powerhouses, Teater Ekamatra, Bawang Putih Bawang Merah assembles a stacked creative team, many of whom were behind the award-winning production Bangsawan Gemala Malam (2022): Ridhwan Saidi, a Malaysian writer and filmmaker making waves in the Singapore theatre scene; Mohd Fared Jainal, a theatre stalwart known for his sharp directorial vision and innovative set design; Safuan Johari, a multi-hyphenate musician and composer; and TUBE Gallery, costume designers of the acclaimed musical Fatih – The Prince & The Drum. The star-studded cast includes Nabila Huda, Aidli ‘Alin’ Mosbit, Fir Rahman, Munah Bagharib, Rizman Putra, Siti Hajar Abdul Gani, and Siti Khalijah Zainal.


May 11
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Singtel Waterfront Theatre at The Esplanade
8 Raffles Ave., Singapore 039802
Singapore, Singapore 039802 Singapore
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