Secangkir Kopi dari Playa (A Cup of Coffee from Playa) shares the story of a man who kept a promise for more than 40 years to a woman he loved—that he would never marry another. The play is based on a true story about long-lost love after the 1965 genocide in Indonesia.
Secangkir Kopi dari Playa was performed for the first time in the “secret” location of an antique shop, in order to give Papermoon Puppet Theatre’s audiences in Yogyakarta, Indonesia a new way of experiencing live theatre. It has since been performed in locations such as a café and an old house.
A scene from Secangkir Kopi dari Playa features in the 2016 Indonesian blockbuster film Apa Ada Dengan Cinta 2 (What’s Up With Love? 2).
The Journey of Secangkir Kopi dari Playa
“Secangkir Kopi dari Playa is history with feeling.”
“Set in a classic-style decorated ‘stage,’ the 50-minute play is moving due to its meaningful gestures and music accompanied by appropriate narration.”
—Jakarta Post, 2016