Angkara centers on the life of Ken Arok, a young thug determined to be more than just a feather in the air. Under the tutelage of an ascetic named Lohgawe, Arok pursues his dream to become the reformer of his society and his love of a lifetime, Ken Dedes, the beautiful wife of his superior, local chieftain Tunggul Ametung. His thirst for power involves those around him, including an esteemed keris bladesmith, Mpu Gandring, his best friend and fellow guard, Kebo Ijo, and Kebo Ijo's wife, Sasmi.
Unfortunately, as Arok rises to become a great leader for his people, he sows the seeds of hatred and vengeance among those closest to him, particularly his crown prince Anusapati, who is always in the company of a palace maid, Mahisa Dewi, and a former advisor, Ki Pengalasan.
The musical chronicles Arok's triumphs and regrets in his journey to ultimately discover what is truly important in his life.
Played by Ong Dinar Tirta Suraja
An orphan since birth, Ken Arok moved around as a child and was eventually raised by a thief. He becomes a thief himself and is an outcast in the society. Despite his background, he strives not to end up becoming "a feather in the air". This desire only grows stronger after he meets Ken Dedes.
Played by Felicia Ganardi
Her beauty was well-known throughout the area. Her simple and peaceful life was forever changed when she was forced to pose as Tunggul Ametung's deceased wife, Paramita, due to their resemblance.
Played by Nixie Sapphira Lesmana
A maidservant in the palace who admires Ken Arok. She is in love with Anusapati, who has been her best friend since childhood.
Played by Calvin Tanudjaja
The crown prince of Tumapel who feels neglected by the king, Ken Arok. He has a close relationship with his mother, Ken Dedes.
Played by Alberian Saefullah
Tunggul Ametung's trusted advisor who plays a crucial role in every decision made by the akuwu. He was the one who discovered Ken Dedes' resemblance to Paramita.
Played by Alvin Tandias
The akuwu of Tumapel, who could not come to accept the death of his wife, Paramita. The traumatic event has deeply affected his performance as a leader, even after Paramita 'returned'.
Played by Arliando Setiadi
He is the reliable and capable head of palace guards in Tumapel.
Played by Revinta Sutandi
The talented head of palace dancers in Tumapel is also the wife of Kebo Ijo. In the palace, she is a friend of Ken Arok and a close friend of Ken Dedes.
Played by Kevin Santoso
An Indian sage who sees potential in Ken Arok and decides to take him as a student. He rarely stays in one place for too long and constantly travels the world.
Played by Arga Roh Sahrijal Saragih
A famous keris bladesmith in the kingdom who deeply loves his art. He considers Ken Arok's order his 'masterpiece'.