Who’s up for intriguing theatrical empire drama? Yep, hosted by Komunitas Salihara, “Amangkurat Amangurat” is a story about king whose power and reign were challenged by continuous uproar to usurp his position in Mataram empire. Written by Goenawan Mohamad, this play was adapted from the story told on ancient literature, Babad Tanah Jawi, and took Javanese historical era as the background.
The plot was enjoyable and the play of lighting, silhouette, and movement makes you feel the sense of elegant and artsy. To make it more special, veteran actor, Slamet Rahardjo Djarot acted as Amangkurat senior and Eduwart Manalu played the role of Amangkurat II.