PENANGPAC-The Latester Venture by Faritah and Joe

By Ooi Kok Chuen

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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...

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Ooi Kok Chuen

is an art-writer and journalist, and the author of MAHSURI: A Legend Reborn (Ooi Peeps Publishing), an adult contemporary fantasy “movel” (a novel conceived as a mock movie) spun from a local legend.