PENANGPAC-The Latester Venture by Faritah and Joe

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The First Couple of Malaysian Theatre, Faridah Merican and Joe Hasham, opens Penang’s “Theatre by the Sea” to serve the northern region. Bringing performing arts to the people at a price they can afford does not make for an easy life. But it makes for rewarding one.

PENANGITES got a welcome year-end bonus of free arts performances at the newly opened Performing Arts Centre of Penang (Penangpac) in November and December.

The purpose-built Penangpac, billed “Theatre by the Sea”, on the fourth floor of the Straits Quay retail marina in Tanjung Tokong, is the latest win-win joint venture of The Actors Studio (TAS) Sdn Bhd, this time with the Eastern & Oriental (E&O) Bhd.

And what could be more auspicious than Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng performing the opening rites on November 11, 2011 at 11am.


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