The Butterfly Seer

by Indija N. Mahjoeddin

A reproduction of the Sumatran Randai form depicting the tribulation that beset Aysha, a visionary who challenges her village…

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Description

A new work written by Indija N. Mahjoeddin as part of the collection Three Plays by Asian Australians.

SYNOPSIS

Written in the Sumatran Randai form, The Butterfly Seer depicts the tribulation that beset Ayesha, a visionary who challenges her village neighbours to join her on a pilgrimage to Mecca, and the tensions that arise for her devoted follower, Osman the Clown.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

The Butterfly Seer was developed under the Playlab Script Development Program in 1998-9, and was the featured reading at their Writers’ Weekend in June 1999. After publication it was further developed at the ANPC conference Adelaide, 2004, and premiered in Melbourne, presented by La Mama at The Courthouse Theatre in 2006, with a specially commissioned score composed by Adrian Sherriff.

Published alongside Chinese Take Away and The Monkey Mother in Three Plays by Asian Australians.

ISBN
978 0908156 59 7

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