Stage: Death of Kohler

Photos: Ahmad Ariska

Photos: Ahmad Ariska


Nol Students Activities Unit (UKM) Syiah Kuala University Theatre presents performances single entitled: KOHLER “Death of General in the Rencong Land”. by Zahra Nurul Liza and directed by Dody Resmal.

The story of General Kohler is part of the history of Aceh war with the Netherlands. Starting from the declaration of war against the Kingdom of Aceh, on March 26, 1873. A few days later, the Dutch pounded Aceh with a range of 3,000 troops led by Major-General Johan Harmen Rudolf Kohler.

Attacks focused to the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque which is the base defense forces Aceh on April 14, 1873. Under the leadership of Tengku Imum Lueng Bata, Aceh fighters giving fierce resistance.

Furthermore, Kohler killed by a sniper’s bullet Aceh forces. Death of Kohler makes the Netherlands panic, the day they fail to master the grand mosque.

That’s about the story that inspired staging, played by actors, Radius, Muna, Kelly, Mita, Maya, Fitria. Performances held at the Cultural Park Theatre Building Aceh, on Friday evening 25 November 2016. See photos above. [AW | AA | AZ]

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