It’s the late ‘60s – Kampong Chempedak was once a thriving and busy village but is now quiet. The younger or better well off families have moved to the new housing estates. All that remain are a handful of senior citizens. The day comes when they are all asked to move out and live in flats. Many want to leave the kampong (village) for new and better surroundings, but one or two find it hard to leave their old life.
Presented by The Glowers Drama Group from Singapore, Kampong Chempedak features senior citizens aged between 67 and 73 years old, reliving their memories of former kampong (village) days through a multilingual play which is performed in Cantonese, Teochew, Hokkien, Khek, Mandarin and English.
Having performed at the Silver Arts Festival 2016 and in 2018 at the World Gold Theater Festival in Saitama, Japan to critical acclaim, The Glowers is bringing their stirring theatrical performance to Penang, for the first time.