The Reunification Of The Two Koreas (2018)

1 November 2018 – 11 November 2018 @ 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road


The play is a patchwork of twenty short scenes revolving around an unuttered question – what are human relationships made of? 

A woman wants divorce because there was never any love between her and her husband. On her wedding day, a bride discovers her fiance had an affair with each of her four sisters. A mother is stunned when she learns her husband is happy with their son joining the army and risking his life at war. Two best friends get into a savage fight because one of them recalls their first encounter. A prostitute bargains down her services to hook a client. 

What are those bonds that lead us to love, hate, help, betray, care, flee, fight, abuse, or lie? Each scene explores situations where a relationship is challenged, drawing us into a maze where appeased relations between humans seem as primal, desirable and quixotic as the reunification of the two Koreas.

Director: Jacques Vincey
Playwright: Joel Pommerat
Dramaturg: Marc Goldberg 

Set Design: Dennis Cheok
Light Design: Marie-Christine Soma
Sound Design: Bani Haykal
Costume Design: Afton Chan
Multimedia Design: Brian Gothong Tan 

Cynthia Lee MacQuarrie
Ebi Shankara
Janice Koh
Karen Tan
Pavan J Singh
Tan Shou Chen
Timothy Nga
Umi Kalthum Ismail
Zelda Tatiana Ng

Producer: Grace Low
Translator: Marc Goldberg 
Production Manager: Jeannette Chong
Technical Manager: Steve (ARTFACTORY)
Stage Manager: Stella Cheung

Wardrobe Manager: Fiona Lim
Head Technician: Ian Tan
Sound Engineer: Joseph Jeremiah
Rehearsal Sound Engineers: Aaron Jardine, Yeo Wen Xuan
Lighting Operator: Hakeem Kasban
Prop Maker: Joyce Gan 

Production Crew: Sharham s/o Sridhar
Technical Crew: Lew Elim, Iskandar Nasir Rafie, Hussain, Zamier A Bakar
Production Assistants: Nikhil Verghese, Sara Warnar 

Graphic Design: Roots 
Photography: Crispian Chan
Videography: Andre Chong 
Hair & Makeup (Publicity): Grace Meng 

Social Media & Marketing: Matthew Aw 
Administration & Finance: Mervyn Quek, Ong Soo Mei
Front of House & Engagement: Ahmad Ezzat Alkaff, Zina Ng

(Source: T:>Works Archive)


Jacques Vincey
Joel Pommerat
Marc Goldberg
Dramaturg, Translator
Dennis Cheok
Set Designer
Marie-Christine Soma
Lighting Designer
Bani Haykal
Sound Designer
Afton Chan
Costume Designer
Brian Gothong Tan
Multimedia Designer


The Reunification Of The Two Koreas (2018), Review
Love Can Be Enough TheatreWorks wraps up its “Because I Love You” season with The Reunification of the Two Koreas, a collection of stories reflecting on love. The team takes on an ambitious task, with nine actors playing over 50 characters and presenting 20 narratives. The production does this successfully, creating an engaging and emotional journey filled with heartfelt, comic, and devastating moments. Jacques Vincey, the show’s director, melds the different elements of theatre to create a seaml
Myle Yan Tay
Reviewed: 3 November 2018