Teater Normcore is a series of seemingly normal stage plays by Malaysian novelist and playwright Ridhwan Saidi. The first critically acclaimed staging of Teater Normcore was a double bill of two one-act plays: Tiada Cinta Selama Muda (No Love for the Young) and Matinya Seorang Birokrat (Death of a Bureaucrat). The second installment titled Stereo Genmai is a favourite of the audience as well.
Ridhwan’s works are soul-stirring, visceral yet hilarious, bringing the audience on an engaging theatrical adventure. This year at George Town Festival, Ensembel Teater Kaos Nol presents Teater Normcore: Double Bill with Matinya Seorang Birokrat (Death of a Bureaucrat) and Retak Menanti Belah (Cracking, Splitting).
Death occurs but will it touch on a spiritual level? Matinya Seorang Birokrat (Death of a Bureaucrat) is an enlightening comedy on the misunderstanding between an actor and a visiting bureaucrat whilst Ridhwan’s brand new play, Retak Menanti Belah (Cracking, Splitting) is an existential conversation between two separating sides of a wall named Retak and Belah.