Bekasi – “Nyctopobhia”, which was held on February 4, 2020, began with a scene of a small family of Nindi, Tora and their two children named Bima and Tora. This story sparked a variety of interesting events and also impressed the writer. Starting with Leon, the second child of Nindi and Tora, he has an aura that the writer cannot describe.
This was from the behavior and behavior beyond the writer’s expectations. He is an educated child and also has a good manner. He is in the same school with his brother Bima, who has a personality and behavior that is 180 degrees different from Leon’s. Leon is a child who impressed nerds while Bima is a child who is a bit of a punk. Bima is always surrounded by friends and a beautiful girlfriend named Mauly. Mauly is related to Monita, who is Leon’s girlfriend. Leon, Bima, Mauly, Monita and their friends named Chris and Anya were in the class led by Mrs. Dona.
Bima who has a rogue soul always tries to bully and also bully Leon, starting at home to school Bima always treats Leon like an inanimate tool. He was kicked and also always given a mentally abused by Bima, and Leon never responded only continuing to be depressed and mentally destroyed, so that every time he got a blow from Bima he always met a black creature who was constantly following him.
At one time Leon was faced with a problem where he was confronted by Bima who was furious because he felt his brother humiliated himself at school and finally at the house that happened to be empty Bima launched beat his sister and at that time there was Mauly who only laughed when this happened. After being beaten, Bima ran into the room where he met the black figure who was always in his mind. He was finally cornered and tried to kill the creature and finally he succeeded. But apparently the creature is Bima. Unwittingly, Leon had killed his own brother.
Leon was devastated. His mother and father were very surprised that Leon could act like this. The situation was very different after the incident, but Leon always received support from Monita. The actions carried out by Mauly established him as a thing that could not be described.
After time finally Leon returned to school and was confronted by situations which were no longer the same. There was no more Bima, but Mauly is the victor. As she had to be in that position, Monita was always with her. Until one day, Donna’s mother gave a field trip assignment where Leon and his classmates had to go to an area where they had to stay overnight in a small inn that was a little remote. Mauly and her friends always took turns bullying Leon and cornering him. Mauly locks Leon in the room so he can’t get out and constantly mocks him. Then the black figure returns who stunned him into silence, not knowing which direction to go in. The figure turned out to be Bima and then Leon killed Bima again but it turned out he was a projection from Monita who tried to calm Leon down. Now Leon had unconsciously killed two people. This made Leon even crazier by his own thoughts and he finally set fire to thea guesthouse containing his friends.
This story, according to the writer, is a depiction of a mental illness caused by the results of the abuse carried out by Bima, which made the victim’s character (Leon) experience a spill so much so that he was unable to hold himself back. This story is written well and performed by players who were so into the story that it was easily understood by the writer and other viewers.
Nyctophobia is a theater performance of the 23-3SP class at The 24th Theater Festival at The Amani Palladium Theater, LSPR Trans Park, Bekasi. This theater production is guided by Mr. Khiva Rayanka S.Si as a lecturer in Intro to Performing Art Communication and Mr. Aldhy Inzaghi S.I.Kom as a teaching assistant. The theater was also successfully held due to the hard work of Aryastya Nararya, Zoey Azaria as Production Manager and Assistant Production Manager. Matthew Fernando and M. Noviar Rainski as Director and Assistant Director. And the stage manager, marketing, set design, wardrobe & make-up team, FOH, sound, and lighting.
Article by Rivaldo
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