The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre is proud to present the Malaysian premiere of Postcards from Rosa by award-winning playwright Desmond Sim from Singapore.
A handmade comedy of Peranakan proportions produced by Ekachai Uekrongtham and directed by Loretta Chen, Postcards From Rosa is a hilarious, heartfelt and magical play about a Peranakan grandma from Singapore’s Katong, who decides to go all the way Down Under to visit her grandson after he’s stopped writing her.
She carries with her a little suitcase containing a stack of postcards her grandson Benny has sent her from all over the world. Through her grandson, Bibik Rosa has ‘seen’ the Pyramids of Egypt, the Niagra Falls of America, the Big Ben of London, the Great Wall of China – all without ever leaving her little estate Joo Chiat, right in the heart of Katong. For years, they keep in contact through their postcards. Bibik Rosa writes to tell Benny about the good old days. Benny writes to let his grandma know what the future holds.
But one day, the postcards from Benny stop arriving.
As Rosa is growing old, and a little less sure of “living to a hundred”, she decides to take the trip of her life. There are a few important things she has to personally tell her grandson before her memory becomes too misty from the years’ passing…
A magical journey of laughter, hope, tears and discovery, Postcards from Rosa is also about life seen through a pair of cataract-clouded, but still sharp-as-an-eagle Peranakan eyes. Inspired by the memory of the playwright’s own grandmother, this is a most lovingly written Singapore play with an abundance of humour, pathos and beautiful lyricism.
Come see it with your whole family and all your friends. Postcards from Rosa opens an enchanting and nostalgic window into one of our nation’s most unique and treasured cultures so we can experience it together in all their warmest glow and most glorious colours.