The Teenage Textbook (1997)

20 February 1997 – 23 February 1997 @ Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel

Synopsis

The life and death of a pimple, the brainstorming, gut-wrenching, heartrending experience of a phone call with your “crushee”. Calling out to teenagers (from 1 to 92). Live, or relive, this strange phase of life called “College years”!

The Teenage Textbook, for those of us who remember Adrian Tan’s hilarious book from someyears back will be glad to see it come to life again on stage. The foul-ups, bloops and blunders that his cast of College students make on a date, the agonizing before and after a date — is this what teenagers live for?

Join Lee Mui Ee (the ice-cream girl) as she tries to find herself (and find herself a boyfriend!) amidst friends like Sissy Song (a.k.a. Thithy Thong), her nagging mother, her principal Dr E Sopramaniam and a host of other assorted and assaulted people.

Funny lines, funnier situations and characters so funny they are who we are, or at least, who we were!

Director: Kok Heng Leun
Playwright: Haresh Sharma

Cast:
Farahliza Farouk
Serene Chen
Kim-Kyna Tan
Hossan Leong
Tang Wan Chin
Caroline Fernandez

(Source: The Necessary Stage Programme)

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artefacts

Explosion! (1997), Flyers
Flyers for Explosion! (1997). 
The Necessary Stage
Recorded: 20 February 1997
Explosion! (1997), Programme
Programme for Explosion! (1997). 
The Necessary Stage
Recorded: 20 February 1997
Explosion! (1997), Poster
Poster for Explosion! (1997). 
The Necessary Stage
Recorded: 20 February 1997
The Teenage Textbook (1997), Programme
Programme for The Teenage Textbook (1997). 
The Necessary Stage
Recorded: 20 February 1997