15 August 2019 – 18 August 2019 @ Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building


Jeanette Peh — a highly-westernised Singaporean junior college valedictorian — decides to abandon law school to follow her dreams of studying acting in London, where she will also hopefully find her occidental soulmate.

On arrival however, she is dismayed to find that her teacher and classmates labels her as one of the “Asian students”. She adopts a British accent and corrects the British students’ grammar well-meaningly, but that doesn’t seem to boost her popularity. At least she’s doing well in school… until she attends Baptiste Laroche’s acting class.

Monsieur Laroche wants her to perform more honestly by speaking in her native language. There’s just one problem: Jeanette is beginning to realise she doesn’t know what her native language is. In fact, she doesn’t really know who she is at all.

Director: Chong Tze Chien 
Playwright / Cast: Jo Tan

Set Designer: Chan Silei
Sound Artist & Music Composer: Darren Ng
Lighting Designer: Lim Woan Wen

(Source: The Finger Players Website)

other stagings


Jo Tan
Playwright, Cast
Chan Silei
Set Designer
Darren Ng
Sound Artist, Music Composer
Lim Woan Wen
Lighting Designer


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Isaac Tan
Reviewed: 18 August 2019