3 August 2011 – 7 August 2011 @ Drama Centre Black Box, National Library Building

Synopsis

It's Chinese New Year and the only soldiers in camp on guard duty are Malay or Indian. That is, until Corporal Russell Lim turns up. Things start turning ugly when the insults start flying and all that's taboo becomes fair game. By the end of the night, a Chinese and a Malay soldier are found dead.

Enter Investigating Officer Victor de Souza, who needs to uncover the chain of events that have led to the tragedy. 

The stakes are high because the incident has led to an eruption of tension between the Malay and Chinese communities in Singapore. Yet with each interview that he conducts, he plunges deeper into a labyrinth of slippery half-truths and sly omissions. 

Can Officer de Souza arrive at the truth? Or will he be confronted with something so terrible that there is no other choice but a cover up?

Set in the claustrophobic confines of the army, Chong Tze Chien's Charged interrogates the thorny issue of race with brutal honesty and a refreshing lack of political correctness. 

Director: Zizi Azah Abdul Majid
Playwright: Chong Tze Chien 

Set Designer: Izmir Ickbal
Lighting Designer: Helmi Fita 

Cast:
Aidli Alin Mosbit
Anwar Hadi
Serene Chen
Farhan Hassan
Guna Morgan
Rodney Oliveiro
Tan Shou Chen
Yazid Jalil 

Production Manager: Sazali Hussain
Stage Manager: Ezmir Hanafi
Stage Assistant: Dylan Tan Yu Hong 

Surtitle Operator: Irfan Kasban
Front of House Manager: Shaza Ishak
Front of House Assistant: Hana Harun 

(Source: Teater Ekamatra Programme)


artefacts

Charged (2011), Programme
Programme for Charged (2011).
Teater Ekamatra
Recorded: 3 August 2011
Man Singapore Theatre Festival 2011 (2011), Programme
Programme for Man Singapore Theatre Festival 2011 (2011).
Wild Rice
Recorded: 3 August 2011