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What’s On (Calgary): Jebat – School of Creative and Performing Arts

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What’s On (Calgary): Jebat – School of Creative and Performing Arts


by Hatta Azad Khan
English translation by Nadia Khan

Jebat is a tragicomedy written in 1980 by Malaysian playwright Hatta Azad Khan. The play is based on two semi-historical Malay classics from the 15th and 16th century: Sejarah Melayu (the Malay Annals) and Hikayat Hang Tuah (Epic of Hang Tuah).

Contrary to the original stories of the Malaccan warriors Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat, Jebat invites us to look at Hang Jebat as a new hero, who dares to challenge authority for the sake of truth, thereby rejecting Hang Tuah’s idea of loyalty to the sultan. In taking a different approach, this play offers a new perspective on being Malay in the current socio-political society of Malaysia.

Jebat combines modern, traditional, eastern and western theatrical styles and brings together the cultures of Canada and Malaysia.

Oct. 21 – 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 26 at 2 p.m.
Oct. 29 – Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
University Theatre
Tickets: $20 Adults – $15 Students/Seniors


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