I Am Not My Pimples

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“Wah mm si wah eh jelawat!”

It means “I am not my pimples” in Hokkien.

Calling all “Hokkien Langs”! Catch this rare Hokkien stage comedy performed by real Hokkien casts who speak authentic Penang Hokkien at klpac from 24 - 27 March 2011.

“I Am Not My Pimples” is a comedy about Ah Choo, a 30-something who still struggling with her acne problem.

Directed by Malaysian writer Mark Beau de Silva, this play will be his 2nd Hokkien comedy after the great success of “Big Head, Potato Head” which played to packed houses and won several awards last year.

Once again, de Silva has chosen real “Hokkien langs” to bring his characters to life including established actress Amelia Tan (Aunty Sien in “Big Head and Potato Head”), rising star Roax Tan (Big Head in “Big Head and Potato Head”; Best Actor—9th ADA Drama Award 2011) and contemporary dancer and stage performer Kathyn Tan (Best Actress—7th ADA Drama Award).

Interestingly, the forthcoming “I Am Not My Pimples” will also feature two non-Chinese speaking actors Branavan Aruljothi and Bella Rahim (Best Female Actor, Masakini 24 Hour Theater 2009 and Most Promising Artist, BOH Cameronian Arts Award) so a dash of English and Bahasa Malaysia will be thrown in.

“Ah Choo is 35 years old and she is still struggling with acne. One day, she looks into the mirror, and upon seeing another family of pimples has moved in (cluster acne), Ah Choo decides enough is enough.

Follow Ah Choo as she goes back to 1979 when her Mama born her out of ‘bad blood’, and her Aunty’s pore clogging incense smoke filled the air, and the Goddess of Mercy provided useful tips on the latest cosmetics and creams”.

“I Am Not My Pimples” is a comedy about growing up with spots, and digging deeper to heal them from within.

Performed in Hokkien with English and Mandarin subtitles. Suitable for 13 years old and above.


Executive Producer: Dato’ Faridah Merican

Artistic Director: Joe Hasham OAM

Written & Directed by: Mark Beau de Silva

Featuring: Amelia Tan, Kathyn Tan, Song Fan, Roax Tan with Bella Rahim and Branavan Aruljothi




Date & Time

24 – 27 March 2011

24 Mar Thursday 8:30 PM
25 Mar Friday 8:30 PM
26 Mar Saturday 3:00 PM, 8:30 PM
27 Mar Sunday 3:00 PM

Running 5 shows in total.

Gray bar Shaded dates indicate weekend


Ticket Prices

  • RM33 Normal
  • RM23 Students & disabled


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