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Hawa

(Double-Bill with RIDERS KNOW WHEN IT'S GONNA RAIN)

STF Badge I Wish
Presented By Hatch Theatrics
Written By Johnny Jon Jon
Directed By Faizal Abdullah
Starring Koh Wan Ching / Al-Matin Yatim / Saiful Amri

Siti, a recent convert to Islam, is suddenly tasked with overseeing the funeral arrangements of her close friend and companion. Ahmad, a funeral director, is summoned to perform the last rites. As he learns more about Siti, he begins to question the true nature of the relationship between Siti and her friend. While funeral preparations are being made, a charming stranger – Zaki – arrives unexpectedly. He strikes up a conversation with Siti that gradually reveals his motives and her heartbreak.

Hawa is a play that dares to ask difficult questions about faith, love and sexuality. Even as Siti grieves for the deceased, she has to contend with the societal forces that threaten to deny her of her own existence.

Performed in English and Malay, with English surtitles.

“This is a beautifully sorrowful, poetically explosive, humorously serious piece of work.”
Centre 42

Hawa works as a black comedy and Jon Jon has a knack for witty dialogue… The actors turn in commendable performances.”
The Straits Times