Tickets from RM25
26 - 27 August 2017, (Saturday - Sunday)
Loft 29, Gat Lebuh Gereja, George Town, Penang View Map
3.00pm & 8.30pm (26 August), 8.30pm (27 August), (90 minutes without intermission)


Naohiko Umewaka, a grand master of the Japanese traditional Noh theatre, teams up with the innovative performer and choreographer, Aida Redza, to present a new production of The Italian Restaurant, an existential Noh, written and directed by Umewaka. The story emerges from a chance meeting of a woman and a man in a restaurant. Destinies are forged and hearts are entwined. The play makes use of symbolism and metaphors –using the golden Noh mask, yakan – to create the tranquil and yet chaotic forward momentum of the story. The performance presents the life of a man who is forced to live between non-fiction and fiction – the interplay across boundaries. Featuring Chee Sek Thim, Hardy Shafii and Mislina Mustaffa.


“In The Italian Restaurant, the ghost, for lack of a better term, had more life than a man. Noh came alive.”– Tito Genova Valiente, Philippine Daily Inquirer.

“The drama (of all present-day life caught by the machinery of society) is in blood... Death is always down the road! Master Umewaka no doubt has a keen sense for refinement, traditions, mockery, ceremony and detail.”– Edgar Davidian, L’Orient-Le Jour.


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Category Normal Price Early Bird Price
(29 May - 28 June 2017)
Senior Citizen &
OKU (Disabled)
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Student RM 25 Not Applicable Not Applicable
Category 1 RM 65 RM 46 RM 33
Category 2 RM 75 RM 53 RM 38
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