The musical will show you the beauty of culture of Batak, an ethnic group indigenous to North Sumatra, while presenting the themes of conformity and identity. Inspired by a Batak folklore ‘Dayang Bandir and Sandean Raja’, we will explore the issues of societal pressures and norms.
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February 8, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building Level 3
A retelling of the Batak folklore ‘Dayang Bandir and Sandean Raja’, Nilanka chronicles the characters’ intertwined journey in fighting for their own purpose. When a decision goes wrong, one step could change the course of their lives – forever.
The musical revolves around the journey of a crown prince who receives guidance on how to be a great king from a tender-hearted uncle and a loving sister. He is often scrutinized by the people, who desires a more confrontational leader. As tragedies befall upon him, will he be able to fight for everything and be the king he ought to be?