Atomic Jaya is only the second southeast Asian and first Malaysian play ever to be staged as a main show under the aegis of the ADC. It will be performed from 5-9 March at St. Edmund’s Passage by the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club. Jonathan is co-directing the play with fellow English student Shameera Lin.
Bombs, bombs, bombs!
The play, which was written by the Singaporean-Malaysian director and actor, Huzir Sulaiman, features physicist Mary Yuen, who is recruited for a top-secret national project in Malaysia by the ambitious General Zulkifli. Her mission: building southeast Asia's first atomic bomb. The catch: there is no legal way for them to obtain uranium.
As Mary collides with one wacky character after another, from a shady uranium smuggler to an army general with a Napoleon complex, the political satire takes on racial issues, national hubris and the post-colonial hangover present in contemporary Malaysia. It was designed as a one-man show, with one actor playing all 16 parts.
Tickets for the show are available on the ADC website.