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” (A Cup of Coffee From Playa) is a site specific performance by Papermoon Puppet Theatre, presented in many different sites; from antique shop, a private library, living room, a coffee house even an abandoned building. Based on the story of a real character, a great guy, a son, a long lost lover, an asylum who tried to keep his promise for not marrying any other girl when he was abandoned by his country and loss his citizenship because of a political turmoil in 1965, this play presented as a silent (non-verbal) puppet performance. This production will bring audiences to follow his journey from 1960’s to now… from Indonesia, Moscow, Cuba, then finally back to the place he would love to call “home”. But.. is it really his home?
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.”