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Jakarta Post

Foundation to stage play for Women's Day

  • A. Junaidi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, March 6 2008   /  01:21 am

The play Perempuan Menuntut Malam (Women Seizing the Night) will be staged by two foundations, Institut Ungu and Yayasan Pitaloka, to commemorate International Women's Day on March 8. Three actresses -- Rieke Diah Pitaloka, Niniek L. Karim and Ria Irawan -- will perform the piece at Graha Bhakti Budaya in the Taman Ismail Marzuki cultural center in Central Jakarta on March 8 and 9. "The play will tell the wariness of its three characters, a politician, a sex worker and housewife. It will be full of tension, drama as well as humor," said Rieke, who produced and co-wrote the play, during a press conference Wednesday. She said the show, which will be directed by Zuki "Kill the DJ", would encourage audience members to reflect on the political situation faced by Indonesian women. Yogyakarta-based Zuki, who is also a hip-hop performer, made hi...