Dead Plants


Genre: Hokkien Comedy


Genre: Hokkien Comedy

Last weekend, when I was flliping through newspaper on Friday our local stage play defiantly caught my attention very much as this is the first time a live stage play in Hokkien language and it’s a COMEDY and I thought its worth to give our local scene a chance and persuading hard on my friend to follow me to this play by paying RM35 for this show also. When we reach the place, we were quite suprise is its 90% full. . .

Mark Beau de Silva presents his first full Hokkien play set in Kulim, Kedah, about 2 young boys; Tuah Thou(Big Head) and Huan Chu Thou(Potato Head) and their adventures in front of their mother’s rock garden(taman batu). They want to make a replica of Singapore because their rich Aunty Sien from Singapore is coming back and they want her to feel at home. So, using rocks, dead plants and other dead things, the boys copy the giant statues of flowers and birds that are erected by the gomen at the Penang Community Garden. Their mother; Mama, played by Wei Jun in high heels and shoulder pads is not very happy with this because she thinks the children are more excited over her sister’s coming than her cooking and discipline. She too has a plan of her own, and she enlists the help of her neighborhood sweetheart; Ah Huat, the 4-ekor man(4-D).

As the 2 children and the 2 adults fantasize and agonize the coming of the elusive Aunty Sien, they forget, the train is already coming…Aunty Sien might actually be knocking at the door any moment and the house is still like s***! Who is this woman standing in the shadow by the door. Is Aunty Sien really like that? Big Head and Potato Head is a fast paced comedy with a heart, but a very prickly one. It is created, and acted by Hokkiens! (by VisionKL)

Overall for a show of 75 minutes, on beginning of the show was quite funny and it gets boring after like after 20 minutes and my friend nearly fall asleep, then the flow of the play is very wrong, suddenly filled with anger by throwing bottles every around, smacking on the kid and the role of that mother destroy the scene or I would say not a suitable character to add in, even worst is that their Auntie Sien is back from Sg make the whole play dramatic (which I thought it is suppose to be a COMEDY?) if the play did not filled with good act from Potato Head me and my friend would just leave. The worst part is the ending. Suddenly end like that, and me and my friend were puzzled as the bow to us crowd and wave bye bye. Not to say the suck but there needs a lot of improvement in the flow of the live play especially on comedy.

Hope they improve on their next play.

– Tik Ching, Pass, Stamped –

Overall ratings 5/10,so so only~

– The play rated by me is by my own personal preference. Watch it at your own risk –

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