TEATER KOMA’S ‘OPERA KECOA’ RE­TURNS TO STAGE AF­TER 13 YEARS

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Fol­low­ing Se­mar Gu­gat, Teater Koma re­turns with one of its most pop­u­lar plays, Opera

Kecoa (Cock­roach Opera). Slated to run un­til Nov. 20 at Graha Bhakti Bu­daya at Ta­man Ismail Marzuki, Cen­tral Jakarta, the three-hour play nar­rates a story re­volv­ing around mi­nori­ties in Jakarta who are search­ing for jus­tice.

Set in a slum, the play opens in a dreary at­mos­phere; sev­eral per­form­ers show up on stage, danc­ing and singing, while a screen in the back­ground shows footage of Jakarta. Roima then en­ters, car­ry­ing his trans­ves­tite beau Julini, who has been shot by an of­fi­cer. The story then flashes back to a time when Julini was still alive, sleep­ing on a thin sheet across Roima. Julini tries to wake him up as they must move quickly be­fore the of­fi­cers come and shoo them away.

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