• La MaMa, Ellen Stewart Theatre (map)
  • 66 E 4th St
  • New York, NY, 10003
  • United States

Best Of by The Necessary Stage

She is a young Malay Muslim woman going through a divorce. She starts her day at the prison. She ends her day at the hospital.

In between, she meets strangers, she encounters prejudice. Sometimes she hates what she sees around her, sometimes she is moved. She shares her day with the audience; her life, her past, her dreams... and her fears.

She is not a stereotype.  She is not a statistic.  She is just wants to get on with her life.

Award-winning actress Siti Khalijah Zainal takes centre-stage in this one-woman show specially created for her by Alvin Tan and Haresh Sharma of The Necessary Stage!  First performed in 2013 and staged four times in Singapore and Malaysia to popular and critical acclaim, Best Of  looks at issues of the day through collective stories and personal reflection. The production arrives in New York fresh from its successful run in Brisbane Festival 2015.

Performance Advisory: Racial References & Some Coarse Language

18 September (Friday), 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm - A Malay food reception by NYC's very own Laut & Pasar Malam will follow the performance.
19 September (Saturday), 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm                                                       
20 September (Sunday), 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm