Multi-award winning director Joe Hasham, renowned for directing Betrayal in both Malay and English, is ready to throw Malaysians into a laughing fit while tugging at their heartstrings with the thought-provoking Men in Heels.
The brainchild of The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre’s award-winning resident director and writer Mark Beau de Silva, Men in Heels tells the relatable tale of three drag queens. Mark’s last full-length work was back in 2013 where he produced Marrying Me which went on to bag awards such as Audience Choice Award and BOH Cameronian Arts Award.
This time around, Mark will be playing the lead alongside versatile actor Ivan Chan (Sifu Productions’ You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown) and Zhafir Muzani (Oh My English!’s Mazlee).
Speaking on the show, director Joe explains that despite Men in Heels having a strong local voice, it is much more light-hearted when compared to Betrayal.
Joe stressed, “While the world is moving towards gender diversity, it is fairly unorthodox in Malaysia. In the play, we have three very different individuals at very different stages in their life. They rely on each other, root for each other and yet celebrate their individuality fiercely.”
“This play will showcase some of the hilarious scenarios they encounter but it’s also a comedy play with a heart in that it brings to light the struggles these characters endure,” added the director.
Men in Heels is part of The Actors Studio’s 30th anniversary – a two-year celebration where 30 productions will be staged until 2019. Curtains open on February 24 until March 11 at Pentas 2, KLPAC and continues at the Performing Arts Centre of Penang (PenangPAC) from March 16 to 17.
Tickets are priced at RM55 and RM45. There will also be a RM100 minimum for Patron of the Arts VIP seats. For more details, visit www.klpac.org / www.penangpac.org.