The (Assumed) Vicious Life Cycle Of A (Melayu) Youth examines different paths in life

(From left) Muhammad Nor Syawal Ahmad, Amirah Yahya and Siti Rauzaanah will be acting in The (Assumed) Vicious Life Cycle Of A (Melayu) Youth by Anwar Hadi Ramli, a local writer-director.
(From left) Muhammad Nor Syawal Ahmad, Amirah Yahya and Siti Rauzaanah will be acting in The (Assumed) Vicious Life Cycle Of A (Melayu) Youth by Anwar Hadi Ramli, a local writer-director.ST PHOTO: ZHANG XUAN

The play The (Assumed) Vicious Cycle Of A (Melayu) Youth is a tongue-in-cheek look at the lifestyle and career path typical of students in Singapore

For his new play, The (Assumed) Vicious Cycle Of A (Melayu) Youth, writer-director Anwar Hadi Ramli turned to the traditional dance-theatre form of randai.

The circular blocking and spinning emphasises the title - and also that this is a work of Malay theatre, though written mostly in English for greater accessibility.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2018, with the headline 'What do you want to be when you grow up?'. Print Edition | Subscribe