Friday, May 25, 2012

‘Adventures of Keling and Kumang’ play at World Harvest Festival 2012

KUCHING: The adventures of Keling and Kumang will be the theme for the World Harvest Festival 2012 play this weekend (May 26 -27).

Festival organising chairperson Jane Lian Labang said that the theme was based on the Iban legendary couple of Keling and Kumang.

The play is about Keling, the Iban hero who found his true love, a beautiful lass, Kumang, after achieving and overcoming a series of feats and obstacles.

The scenes will be enlivened with theatrical effects in an outdoor natural setting which is fronting a lake near an Iban longhouse at Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) in Santubong here.

“The play this time around is awesome as it brings greater public awareness to the ideal values of the Iban community as depicted in the legendary story of Keling and Kumang. At the same time, this will be a platform to highlight the Iban culture,” Jane said.

Jane encouraged members of the public to come and watch the play.

A full-dress rehearsal meant for media preview was held last Wednesday.

Show tickets can be obtained at the entrance of SCV on the actual day of the play and they are priced at RM60 per adult each while tickets for children will be at RM30 each. It will be free entrance for children under two.