Ludruk is the traditional art of drama in East Java. Ludruk is a traditional drama performed by an arts group in gelarkan disebuah stage by taking the story of the lives of everyday people, stories of struggle and so are interspersed with jokes and accompanied by gamelan as a musical.
Dialogue / monologue in ludruk are entertaining and make the audience laugh, using language typical of Surabaya, although sometimes there are guest stars from other regions such as Jombang, Malang, Madura, Madiun with a different accent. The plain language used in ludruk, making him easily absorbed by the non-intellect (pedicab driver, patrolman, angkotan driver, etc).
A regular ludruk performances began with Remo Dance performances interspersed with a character who memerakan “Mr. Sakera”, a master of Madura.
Kartolo was a legendary comedian ludruk from Surabaya, East Java. He has more than 40 years of living in a world of art ludruk. Kartolo name and distinctive voice, the jokes are innocent and intelligent, is known almost all overEast Java, Central Java even.
Different Ludruk ketoprak from Central Java. Ketoprak stories are often taken from ancient story (history or fairy tales), and are particular message. While ludruk tells the story of everyday life (usually) the “grassroots”.