The Italian Restaurant
The Italian Restaurant
Date & Time

26 - 27 August 2017
3:00pm & 8:30pm (26 August)
8:30pm (27 August)
(90 minutes without intermission)


Loft 29 @ Gat Lebuh Gereja


Tickets from RM25, RM65, RM75

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About the show

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 forwad 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, Marina Tan.

β€œIn 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.

Main Support

TIR is a TradeWinds Arts Exchange Project. Presented by Ombak-Ombak ARTStudio and ZXC Theater Troupe and supported by GerakBudaya BookShop and Asia Center Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur. With kind support by LUMA, Sinkeh, Gurney Paragon, and Studio of Penang Modern Dance Ensemble (Euphoria). Acknowledged by the 60 th Anniversary of Malaysia-Japan Diplomatic Relations.