Remy Ishak in Maduku Kalut Returns at Istana Budaya next month
For three days beginning Aug 7, Remy is set to return to the Istana Budaya stage in Jalan Tun Razak here to star in a hilarious romantic comedy play titled Maduku Kalut Returns.
It is a restaging of Maduku Kalut, which was first produced and presented at the national theatre in 2013.
It originally starred vocal harmony quartet Forteen’s member, award-winning actor Izzue Islam Mazlan. He played a young taxi driver who practises polygamy, and his two wives, played by comedienne Jihan Musa and award-winning actress Nad Zainal, do not realise they are married to the same man until it is too late.
Maduku Kalut is produced by Mask Team and directed by Muhammad Azhar Zainal. It is adapted from American playwright Roy Cooney’s play Run For Your Wife, by producer Mohd Amir Shafiq Khalip a.k.a. Shawn Amir.
“Izzue is a good friend and we acted together in KRU’s historical fantasy movie 29 Februari two years ago. “
While he was well-suited for the role of Selamat the polygamous protagonist, I’m going to give my very own interpretation to Selamat,” said Remy, who plans to make his role more “suave”.
Shawn said Izzue was unable to join the production this year due to other work commitments, and it was not long that he found a worthy successor in Remy.
“Remy is a natural actor who gives lots of soul and passion to every character he plays. He’s the right man to play Selamat in lieu of Izzue,” said Shawn.
Maduku Kalut Returns also stars radio announcer, TV host and comedienne Sherry Alhadad and actor-singer Dafi Ismail Sabri. Tickets to the 8.30pm play are priced between RM35 and RM155. Call 03-4026 5555.
Source: The New Straits Times