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Jakarta Post

Remy Sylado: Bringing social issues to the stage

  • by Kharishar Khafi Hotli Simanjuntak
Jakarta   /   Fri, March 28 2008   /  01:38 am

REMY SYLADO: (JP/A. Junaidi)Social problems, such as corruption and health issues, could be discussed through art works, including theater performances. That is the idea of multi-talented artist Remy Sylado, who includes social issues in his theater script Bawang Putih, Bawang Merah, Bawang Bombay (Garlic, Shallot, Onion). The script, which was inspired by local "Cinderella story" Bawang Putih, Bawang Merah, will be staged by International award-winning troupe Teater Tanah Air at Graha Bhakti Budaya theater in Taman Ismail Marzuki Cultural Park, Central Jakarta, from March 29-30. "It's a classical story with a contemporary setting. I included current issues, such as the bird flu, in the script," Remy said last week during an interview with The Jakarta Post. He believes the current restriction on keeping birds in backyards to curb the spread o...