JIT MURAD PLAYS is the much-anticipated anthology of works for the stage by
Jit Murad, described by the late theatre doyen, Dato’ Krishen Jit, as Malaysia’s ‘contemporary penglipur lara, the teller of tales about our social and personal manners here and now, and the soother of our neuroses’.
Jit Murad is considered to be one of Southeast Asia’s finest – and funniest – playwrights. His plays have a distinctive wit, warmth and originality. This collection includes some of the playwright’s favourites: Gold Rain & Hailstones, Visits, The Storyteller, Malam Konsert, and Spilt Gravy on Rice. The latter won four Boh Cameronian arts awards and has been made into a film, directed by Dato’ Zahim Albakri.
The anthology also contains notes by the playwright and directors, as well as reviews and photos that illustrate how the writing formed part of an innovative and exciting period of development in Malaysian theatre.
An insightful essay by widely respected theatre scholar, Dr Susan Philip, also sheds light on the themes and value of Jit’s work.
‘Jit is endowed with the mind of a sage and the wit of a court jester extraordinaire.’
‘The strength of Jit Murad’s humour is not only in his wit and insight but also in the sincerity and respect he affords each of his characters.’
– The Flying Inkpot