The final week (28 Aug-3 Sep) of the George Town Festival means that the festival is going out in a blaze of glory – quite literally in Anthar Agni (30-31 Aug), a music and dance tribute to the sacred fire (agni) that incorporates Chinese drums and Indian classic music alongside North Indian and Spanish dances.
Then there’s The Human Voice (2-3 Sep), festival director Joe Sidek's directorial debut, where a telephone separates a tormented protagonist and her departing lover in this play exploring the depths of depression.
Take it to the Next Level (1-2 Sep) by entering the world of an imagined RPG, where you and other actors are players at a sociopathic millenial’s party. Then come back down to earth with ‘back to our roots’ shows such as 12 Stories (31 Aug-1 Sep), where community storytellers tell stories of our past; plus a performance about migration and a tour sharing experience by the Orang Orang Drum Theatre and JB Drum Team (1-2 Sep).
Look to the future with The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik (30-31 Aug) as this multi award-winning one-man show takes you down into the deep sea to find a new place to live. Ask the difficult questions with Riwayat (31 Aug-3 Sep) as it investigates the connection between male and female, progress and destruction, death and revolution.
And finally, follow the story with The Dead Twin (2-3 Sep) – literally – as you explore the venue of this promenade performance about a man that can contact his dead twin.
Also check out the full festival schedule or further event breakdowns:
Week 1: 28-30 July
Week 2: 31 July-6 August
Week 3: 7-13 August
Week 4: 14-20 August
Week 5: 21-27 August