By KEVIN TAN
EXPERIENCE Indicinelive! (pronounced in-dee-see-nee-live), a wacky world with everyday characters, all-too-familiar situations, along with parodies of songs you will know all the lyrics to.
Run by a group of young Malaysians since 2009, the popular sketch-comedy show promises lots of laughs and humorous digs at society in its fourth instalment.
Indicinelive has been a sold-out show since its inception, having been staged in KL, Malacca and Singapore.
The fourth offering of Indicinelive! will introduce new and exciting sketches and characters, as well as fresh faces. Audiences are in for a treat as the team has cooked it up a little differently this time around by fusing ideas from both the writers and cast members.
“We spent a much longer time blending together the writers and actors’ ideas in a collaborative process, as compared to the past where the cast members would purely follow the script,” explained director Kelvin Wong, 27. “The fourth episode is very current and much more character-based.”
“I think this sketch comedy will encourage the youth to be even more passionate than they already are, to embrace their individuality and who they really are,” he added.
The show – written by Ariff Kamil, Patrick Lee, Nina Shah, Freddy Tan and Sharad Vemalanathan – stars Siti Farrah Abdullah, Dinesh Kumar, Erin Marie, Matthew Ong, Jeremy Ooi, Aliaa Sharif, Shiva Shobitha, Calvin Tan and Freddy Tan.
Writer and cast member Freddy, 27, thinks the show will appeal to all generations thanks to its satirical view on society.
“I think people will love it!” exclaimed Freddy. “We cover many real issues that many people face and at the same time, we do it very light-heartedly.
“Someone may find out or be more aware about the things that he/she has not been paying much attention to while having a good time watching the show,” he said. “The whole process is very enjoyable. Through watching the play, young people will be able experience culture, tradition and music with a whole lot of fun.”
Another cast member is Calvin Tan, 20, who is back playing “the Devil”.
“My favourite part of the play is actually the entire ensemble itself. We have all these fun people to work with. The more people we work with, the more livelier the energy becomes – and that makes it much more fun for people to watch,” said Calvin. “To enjoy each other’s presence during the play, that’s my favourite part.”
“Indicinelive! acknowledges the ability and power all of us have to do the things we desire, and I hope the audience will be encouraged to do the same,” he added.
Indicinelive! IV will be staged at The Actor’s Studio@Lot 10, Kuala Lumpur, from June 7 to 17 (except June 11), and at PenangPac, Straits Quay, Penang, from June 21 to 24. The show is strictly for mature audiences only.
Tickets are priced at RM38 and RM28 for students and the disabled. For more information, log on to klpac.org, penangpac.org or ilassotickets.com; or call KLPac (03-4047 9000) or PenangPac (04-899 172/2722).