Secangkir Kopi dari Playa

60-minute site-specific performance with puppets
For teenagers and adults
Space: Intimate sites (café, house, library, etc.)
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).



Full performance:

The Journey of Secangkir Kopi dari Playa

  • Edwin’s Gallery; Jakarta, Indonesia (October 2016)
  • Featured in the film Ada Apa Dengan Cinta 2 (What’s Up With Love? 2) (April 2016)
  • Goethe-Institut; Jakarta, Indonesia (September-October 2013)
  • Ubud Writers and Readers Festival; Bali, Indonesia (October 2013)
  • Antique shop; Yogaykarta, Indonesia; supported by the Empowering Women Artists grant from Kelola, HIVOS, the Ford Foundation, and BIYAN (December 2011)

Press (Select)

Secangkir Kopi dari Playa is history with feeling.”

BBC Indonesia

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

Additional Press