Highlights of George Town Festival 2017

The 8th Edition of the George Town Festival will take place from 28 July – 03 Sept 2017 in Penang, Malaysia.

GTF2017 opens with its own production of an all-ASEAN showcase, SVARA ASEAN as tribute to Southeast Asian artists – a celebration of the artistic pride in the region, home our tradition and culture. The line-up includes the Madrigal Singers from the Philippines, Gus Teja from Indonesia and the Penang Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert will also feature Malaysians Sean Ghazi and Adibah Noor and Anchee from Thailand..
GTF Opening | Svara ASEAN –  July 28 & 29 at 9.00 pm
Prices: RM25, RM65, RM85, RM125

Other highlights include:

LIVIN’ LA VIDA IMELDA – July 28 | 11.30 pm
Celdran’s one-act presentation on Philippines and its former first lady Imelda Marcos, is a gleeful edutainment, not
usually found in history books.
Prices : RM65, RM85 | Capacity 270 | 18+ | Philippines

A Simple Space by Gravity & Myths – Australia
August 11 at 8.30 pm & August 12 at 3.30 pm

CELL – August 05 & 06 | 8.30 pm
This charming puppetry and inventive physical theatre tells the story of one man’s final journey alongside his pet
fish .
Prices : RM65, RM85 | Capacity 288| Children friendly but bested suited to children 12 and above |UK

IKAT – August 11 & 12 | 8.30 pm
Different cities, different time zones, the cycle of life is a daily humdrum. This is a tale of people facing the
consequences of rapid changes in their society.
Prices : RM65, RM85 | Capacity 288|Indonesia/Singapore/Philippines/Malaysia collaboration

HAKANAÏ – August 18 | 8.30 pm & August 19 |3.00 pm + 8.30 pm
Powerful choreography of a human’s existence and condition between dreams and reality.
Prices : RM25, RM100 | Capacity 288 | Best suited for children 10 and above | France

THE ITALIAN RESTAURANT – August 26 | 3.00 pm + 8.30 pm & August 27 | 8.30 pm
The destiny of a man and a woman who meets in a restaurant is retold in the art form of the Japanese Noh.
Prices : RM 25, RM65, RM75 | Capacity 243| Japan/Malaysia collaboration

THE ADVENTURES OF ALVIN SPUTNIK – August 30 & 31 | 8.30 pm & 3.00 pm
Alvin Sputnik, who has just lost his wife, accepts this perilous mission so that he may follow her soul down to the
underworld to be together once more. An exquisite multi award-winning one-man show.
Prices : RM65, RM85 | Capacity 288| Children friendly but bested suited to children 12+ |Australia

THE HUMAN VOICE – September 02 & 03 | 8.30 pm
A telephone is the painful divide between two lovers. This monologue studies a person’s need for intimate
connection and the insecurities from lost love and loneliness.
Prices : RM65, RM85 | Capacity 288 | 18+ | Malaysia

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