Jakarta, IO – Happy Salma is back on stage. After two years of hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, she and Titimangsa were back to performing at the Ciputra Artpreneur Theatre, Jakarta, Thursday (19/5).
This time she performed a monologue titled “Inggit, Tegak Setelah Ombak.” It tells story about Inggit, the second wife of Indonesia’s first president Soekarno. In the two-hour monologue, the 42-year-old woman told the life journey of Inggit who accompanied “Kusno” (Inggit’s term of endearment for Soekarno) from when he was a university student to becoming the number one person in Indonesia.
Happy gave a stunning and slick performance. The audience was immersed into the dynamics of Inggit’s life journey with Kusno. From the first they met until Soekarno’s exile, and the arrival of Fatmawati into Soekarno’s life.
The monologue felt more special for its blending with musical with the music composed by Dian HP and directed by conductor Avip Prijanto. The stage also occasionally featured a chorus that echoed with the character of Inggit. The music genre added to the beauty and solemnity of theatrical performances that many people have been longing for.