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Fundraiser Operetta by Australian Troupe

Ipoh theatre lovers will be in for a treat at the end of this month when the Johann Strauss operetta, Die Fledermaus or ‘The Revenge of The Bat’ will be performed here by Australia’s Touring Opera Company, Co-Opera.

The operetta is being brought in by the Perak Association for the Intellectually Disabled (PAFID) as part of its annual fund raising project in collaboration with Co-Opera. It will be performed at 7.30pm on September 30 at the Kinta Riverfront Hotel and Suites.

The prologue of this comic operetta relates how a “Dr Falke’s best friend Gabriel Eisenstein leaves him naked in the centre of town with only his mask to cover his crown jewels after a drunken fancy dress party. Good friend Einstein may have long forgotten his practical joke but Dr Falke’s hideous embarrassment in front of the whole town requires revenge. Thus the stage is set for ‘Revenge of the Bat’ set in the glamorous high society of early 1920’s Art Deco Australia.

According to Association President, Dato’ Dr Yeoh Beng San, PAFID was formed in 1980 and is a voluntary, non-profit charitable organisation that caters for the educational needs and well-being of the intellectually disabled in the State of Perak.

The Association manages five schools, three sheltered workshops and a sheltered factory in Ipoh and functions through annual grants from the government and donations from the generous public.

The Association is targeting to raise RM500,000 from the event. Tickets are priced at RM300, RM200 and RM100 per admission. For every 10 tickets purchased, one ticket of the same denomination will be given free.

For further enquiries call 05-547 0186 or contact Ms Lai 017-585 4376.

JAG

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