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Jakarta Post

Play to revive Pram’s work on stage

  • Hans David Tampubolon

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 4 2016   /  09:41 am

Before the show: Wawan Sofwan (left to right), Happy Salma, Reza Rahadian and Lukman Sardi share a light moment during a press conference for the Bunga Penutup Abad play performance recently.Pram received international acclaim for his tetralogy — Bumi Manusia (This Earth of Mankind), Anak Semua Bangsa (Children of All Nations), Jejak Langkah (Steps) and Rumah Kaca (Glass House) — which he wrote while imprisoned on Buru Island by Soeharto’s New Order regime due to his alleged affiliation with the leftist and communist movement.

To commemorate Pram’s legacy, Titimangsa Foundation together with Yayasan Titian Penerus Bangsa will perform a theatrical play based on Bumi Manusia and Anak Semua Bangsa titled Bunga Penutup Abad (The Flower That Ends a Century).

The play tells the tale of Dutch concubine Nyai Ontosoroh and the Javanese boy, Minke, who fell in love with her d...