Amidst the seemingly never ending daily grind of city dwelling, the past caught up with a widowed man and a widowed woman in their twilight years.
Reunited after decades in separate marriages, they found themselves confronted with an emotion tsunami surging from suppressed trembles in yesteryears.
Can they make up for the lost time?
Can they find peace before their flesh perish?
UNDER is a closeup study of non verbal communications between the hearts through the lens of video framing, at times w
JENG JENG JENG…! Year in Review is back!
Where did 2021 go? How did the year unravel, and where have we arrived at?
In a year where the arts has had to acquiesce to multiple rules, hopeful for a return to normalcy, 2021 had us hurtling through an unknown abyss of multiple emotions best captured through this year’s theme: JENG JENG JENG!
From anticipation, to tentative excitement, shock, surprise and even the indescribable, our beloved colloquialism JENG JENG JENG covers it all. Into its
Main Tulis Group (MTG) is Singapore’s only collective that works on developing English and Malay plays. The emphasis is on “main” and “tulis”—writing organically, without restrictions—while also being about playwriting as a craft.
The group organises regular readings of works-in- progress and is known for its dramatised readings showcase ETA : 9 MIN at Centre 42’s yearly event, Late-Night Texting. MTG also partners with institutions such as the Esplanade and the National University of Sing
Rear View Mirrors comprises three devised performances responding to Chang & Eng: The Musical.
First staged in 1997 by ACTION Theatre, Chang & Eng: The Musical is based on the lives of the Siamese twins, Chang and Eng Bunker, conjoined at birth and destined to spend every moment of their lives together. The musical traces the story of the twins’ childhood, marriage and their dreams of living separately.
Written by Ken Low and Ming Wong, Chang & Eng: The Musical premiered in Singapore at V
Start: 8 April 2022
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Huzir Sulaiman is one of Southeast Asia's most eminent playwrights, widely acclaimed for his elegant use of language, inventive humour and complex characters. The 12 plays in this collection offer unexpected perspective on social, political, and psychological realities that make for riveting theatre.
The works defy easy classification, ranging from the biting political satire Atomic Jaya (1998), a madcap account of Malaysia's attempt to build an atomic bomb; to Occupation (2002)
You're invited to the Wingfield residence.
A dingy flat in the slums of Saint Louis in the years prior to World War Two. Inside, cheap furniture, an old typewriter, a picture of a father who deserted his family long ago, and a shelf full of tiny glass animals. Outside, the noisy street, the flashing lights of a dance hall, the cities and vast spaces beyond. The only way in is by the fire escape. It is also the only way out.
As their hopes and dreams slowly dissolve in the sea of despair and monotony t
Singapore Repertory Theatre
Staged: 25 September 1996
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