A play titled ‘Lorong’ won the Perak Theatre Festival (PTF) 2017. Following the success, the play will be Perak’s entry at the national-level competition to be held at Kuala Lumpur City Hall, next year.
Its director, Sazali Ahmad Radzi, from Perak Poet and Declamatory Club said that the win was not a personal success. “The play is derived from an opus written by renowned Malaysian theatre actress, Fauziah Nawi. It has a solid storyline and a likeable social message, hence its eligibility to compete at national level.
“A big thank you to all the actors who made the play a success. They’re so committed in their roles thus making the characters come alive,” said Sazali, who was crowned the best director. He received a cash award of RM200 and a certificate.
‘Lorong’ amplified social problems, such as drug addiction, prostitution and baby dumping that plague today’s society. Besides receiving RM700 in cash for winning, ‘Lorong’ also won the Best Cinematography (Technique) award.
The festival was held at the Auditorium of the National Department for Arts and Culture (JKKN) Perak from August 1 to 5. A total of five plays were in contention. They were ‘Lorong’, ‘Ramona Jalan Yang Kalsom’, ‘Awal dan Mira’, ‘Kelentong’ and ‘Anak’.