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Upcoming Local Play ‘Opium At Closing Time’ Discusses Alzheimer’s & Comfort Women In Penang

today13 October 2022


Source: FMT

According to the Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation Malaysia (ADFM), Alzheimer’s disease becomes more common as we age, affecting 8.5 per cent of people over the age of 60 in Malaysia.

Individuals living with Alzheimer’s, as well as their families, know all too well how much of a toll it takes on your daily life. Their struggle is what Amberjade Arts’ upcoming production Opium at Closing Time is all about.

Taking inspiration from the 1960’s, Opium surrounds the story of a man who is the sole caretaker of his mother, an Alzheimer’s patient. Writer and director Tarrant Kwok says that this storyline was inspired by his paternal grandmother who had passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2017.

Alzheimer's takes spotlight as new Malaysian play tackles memory loss | The Star
Source: The Star

As reported by FMT, the play features historic references to the Malayan Emergency and the 1967 Penang Hartal, which was a protest that incited in response to the devaluation of the Malayan dollar against the…

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Written by: Quinny Tan

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