Teater Koma continues its latest play, Sie Jin Kwie Defamed or Sie Jin Kwie Kena Fitnah. The drama is to showTeater Koma’s 122nd show, and it was adapted from the classic work of ‘Tiokengjian and Lokoanchung’, directed by the founder of the theater, N. Riantiarno. Acts were played by a number of talented actors of Teater Koma, set in the atmosphere of the mid-seventh century in China. Sie Jin is Kwie, the king who had been sexually harassed slandered. The peak occurred when the fate of domestic drama Tang tip of the horn because the Emperor would punish die Sie Jin Kwie and on the other hand challenge this country from foreign wars.
Since it was founded on 1977, Teater Koma held so many show. Rumah Kertas (1977), Maaf.Maaf.Maaf (1978), Opera Kecoa (1982), Sampek Engtay (1988), and Semar Gugat (1995). In addition to stage works of N.Riantiarno, this non-profit arts groups once held a world-class works of playwrights like Romeo Juliet by William Shakesepeare which was adapted into Roman Yulia and Republik Togog which is it’s the adaptation of Moliere’s work manuscript entitled Tartuffe.
This act displays the assimilation between Chinese opera (opera Cina) boneka potehi, golek menak, wayang wong dan wayang tavip. Later, the wayang Tavip will share the scene with the wayang wong, equipped with costume designs and combined with dance and music, but too bad that the have inconsistency of audio system, somehow the vocal didn’t come out in the same level.
Not only presenting a typical Chinese opera, Teater Koma brings wayang Taviv to the show. This unusual wayang Tavivuses a parachute made from a white screen combined with coloured lighting system. Through the puppet show is storySie Jin Taviv Kwie begins. For half an hour, Teater Koma senior actor who becomes the mastermind Budi Ros tells how business Sie Jin Kwie found his family after the war. Some political humor with allusions was inserted to the drama based on the events that happened in this country. Such as, Gayus Tambunan’s case and the plan to construct a spa in the Legislative Council building, some scene of Andi Mallarangeng, and somekind of parody like SBY’s slogan‘Bersama Kita Bisa’ and his song. It’s really obvious that the play is actually somewhat satirical to our own nation, the show is part of our collective anxiety over the current condition of Indonesia. However, its founder rejected if the show was intended to satirize. “Everything happened just like that”.