Esplanade Presents | Pesta Raya An Esplanade CommisionBawang Putih Bawang Merah by Teater Ekamatra Written by Ridhwan SaidiDirected by Mohd Fared Jainal

10 May 2024 (Fri) -
12 May 2024 (Sun)

$30.00 - $60.00

Esplanade Presents | Pesta Raya An Esplanade CommisionBawang Putih Bawang Merah by Teater Ekamatra Written by Ridhwan SaidiDirected by Mohd Fared Jainal

10 May 2024 (Fri) - 12 May 2024 (Sun)
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Date and Time

10 May 2024 : 20:00 - 21:30

11 May 2024 : 15:00 - 16:30

11 May 2024 : 20:00 - 21:30

12 May 2024 : 15:00 - 16:30


Location / Links

Singtel Waterfront Theatre at Esplanade


$30.00 - $60.00

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Event Details

Delve into the intricate layers of a Nusantara folktale in the reimagination of Bawang Putih Bawang Merah—a captivating exploration of courage, challenging societal norms, and the unexpected twists of fate. 

This darkly humorous and witty production breathes new life into the well-known tale, focusing on the equally enchanting stepsisters, Bawang Putih and Bawang Merah. Amidst the shadows of loss and grief, these rival siblings embark on a journey of self-discovery and liberation, guided by magical mothers, rebellious royalty, and a fabulous fairy godmother.  

Can Bawang Putih and Bawang Merah, armed with unshakeable determination and guided by unconventional allies, break free from the constraints of patriarchy and monarchy? This audacious adaptation challenges traditional narratives of happily ever afters, damsels in distress, and knights in shining armour; reminding us that we can be the heroes of our own stories. 

Produced by one of Singapore’s theatrical powerhouses, Teater Ekamatra, Bawang Putih Bawang Merah assembles a stacked creative team, many of whom were behind the award-winning production Bangsawan Gemala Malam (2022): Ridhwan Saidi, a Malaysian writer and filmmaker making waves in the Singapore theatre scene; Mohd Fared Jainal, a theatre stalwart known for his sharp directorial vision and innovative set design; Safuan Johari, a multi-hyphenate musician and composer; and TUBE Gallery, costume designers of the acclaimed musical Fatih – The Prince & The Drum. The star-studded cast includes Nabila Huda, Aidli ‘Alin’ Mosbit, Fir Rahman, Munah Bagharib, Rizman Putra, Siti Hajar Abdul Gani, and Siti Khalijah Zainal.

Admission Rule

Admission Rules of Esplanade:
Rating/Age Limit
- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
- Infants in arms or children below the age of 6 shall not be admitted.
- Children aged 6 years and above must purchase ticket for admission.
- Recommended age: 13 and above.

Late Admission Advisory
- You are strongly advised to arrive before the performance start time.
- Latecomers will not be admitted once the performance has begun. There will be no re-admission for this performance.
- Exceptions may be made at Esplanade's discretion depending on the nature of the performance.

Photography/Video Recording Rules
- No unauthorised photography, video and audio recording is allowed for this event.
- Please note that photographs and videos of patrons may be taken at this event for use in our archival and publicity material.

Help Us Keep Everyone Safe
- Strictly no food & beverage allowed in the performance venues.
- Stay at home if you're unwell.

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