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Opium by Any Other Name

July 27, 2023 @ 8:30 pm - August 6, 2023 @ 10:30 pm


Amberjade Arts presents a classic tragedy with a Malaysian flavour:
“Opium by Any Other Name”
Written & Directed by Tarrant Kwok
Technical Design by Wei Hock N
Stage Management by Kelynn Ng & Sandra Cheah
Produced by Wendy Wong & Engku Armand
Featuring Shi Hoong, Celeste Low, Veronica Boh, Adry Nasution, Charles Roberts, & Dennis

Follow young lovers in 1890s Taiping as they navigate the journey of self-discovery while attempting to unite their opposing Ghee Hin and Hai San clans amidst rising political unrest.

In the shadows of British Malaya, the Ghee Hin and Hai San wage their decades old grudge.
Two families face off in 1890s Taiping, pit against each other amongst economic uncertainty
and existential threats. In this chaos, two lovers find that their passions could make for the
foundation of peace in Perak – but at what cost?

“Opium by Any Other Name” is the second entry in the Opium series by Tarrant Kwok.
Thematically centred around the opium economy of Colonial Malaya, “Opium By Any Other
Name” draws from classic tragedies – namely Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare –
but bringing it down to a gritty, local temperament.

120 minutes (approx.) with a 15 minute intermission
[Post-show conversations are available on Sunday matinee shows.]

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July 27, 2023 @ 8:30 pm
August 6, 2023 @ 10:30 pm
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Amberjade Arts
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Damansara Performing Arts Center (DPAC)
H-01, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana
Petaling Jaya, Selangor 47820 Malaysia
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