The Studios 2017: Hope by Teater EkamatraOrganised by: The Esplanade Co Ltd
Performed by: Sani Hussin, Siti Hajar Abd Gani, Fir Rahman, Hirzi Zulkiflie and Nur Zakiah Bte Mohd Fared
Written by Haresh Sharma
Directed by Mohd Fared Jainal
A co-production with Teater Ekamatra
"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, the wants of each and every human being.
A father, a mother, to a son; and two friends. Human beings, each one of them. Desperate, dejected, whose fate remain undecided, whose dreams remain uncertain, 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.