Mari Kita Main Wayang (Let’s Stage A Play)

Nov 16, 2023



Get ready for an enchanting journey into the heart of Peranakan culture, where hijinks meet heritage in this captivating play-within-a-play, Mari Kita Main Wayang!

Join a group of spirited Peranakans as they gather to stage Empat Bini, a compelling script set within the regal walls of a royal court. However, amidst the theatrical facade, a tale of power dynamics unravels, revealing a gripping narrative that transcends the confines of the stage.

Presented in Baba Melayu and laced with familiar expressions, this production is more than just a play - it's a celebration of the rich tapestry of Peranakan heritage deeply rooted in the fabric of Singapore. Mari Kita Main Wayang pays homage to the often-overlooked art form of Peranakan theatre, shining a spotlight on the significance of preserving and showcasing this cultural legacy on stage. Experience the revival of a tradition and journey back in time, where the echoes of the past seamlessly merge with the present.

First staged in 1994, this adaptation of Felix Chia’s script promises an evening brimming with laughter, unique storytelling, and masterful performances. Anticipate witty banter, dramatic flair, and a cast that brings this vibrant heritage to life, promising an immersive and unforgettable theatrical experience.

Mari Kita Main Wayang isn't just a play - it's an immersive gateway into a culture that exudes elegance, humor, and historical depth. It's a chance to witness the vivacity of Peranakan traditions presented on stage with finesse and artistry. Whether you're a theatre enthusiast or simply curious about the rich heritage of Singapore, this production guarantees an evening filled with laughter, drama, and an exploration of cultural nuances.

Tickets are priced from $45 and are available for purchase on

📆 Date: 17 - 19 Nov 2023

⏱️ Fri: 8pm

⏱️ Sat & Sun: 2:30pm & 8pm

📍 Location: Singtel Waterfront Theatre at Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981

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