Cultural Index: What to see and do this week (Sept 23-29)

A round-up of the best shows in the city.

Violinist Lawrence Power joins the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra for two days of Italian music (Photo: Lawrence Power)

These are our top picks for the week of September 23 to 29. For more event listings and reviews, pick up a copy of Options at your nearest news stands.


Alice in the Antipathies
Co-produced by Masakini Theatre and Jute Theatre, this show centres on Asha, a second-generation Indian born in Malaysia who finds herself unable to conform to her cultural setting as a dutiful daughter. Upon realising the lack of access to the kind of education she prefers, Asha persuades her parents to send her to study in Australia. Her new-found freedom opens her eyes to a career in art, but she also finds herself wanting a life with a foreign man. Is she willing to give up her family and culture to fulfil her dreams?

DPAC, H-01, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, PJ. Sept 26-28, 8.30pm; Sept 28 & 29, 3pm. RM65, RM100, RM200. Buy tickets here.


Keren Bala Devan
Since 2012, Keren Bala Devan has been making a name for himself in the local comedy circuit with his hilariously vicious takedowns of popular culture, tradition and socially accepted behaviour. In his first headlining show at The Joke Factory, Devan will be performing some of his best unfiltered and unadulterated material.

The Joke Factory, 1 Jalan Dutamas Publika Shopping Gallery, Mont’Kiara, KL. Sept 27, 8.30pm. RM50, RM60. Buy tickets here.


Harold in Italy
Conducted by Jac van Steen, violinist Lawrence Power and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra will take you on a musical trip through the streets of Italy. The concert features a series of melancholic, boisterous and electrifying works by Hector Berlioz, Franz Liszt and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, KL. Sept 28, 8.30pm; Sept 29, 3pm. RM56, RM84, RM113, RM141. Buy tickets here.


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