The Vault: Rear View Mirrors

Start date of Residency
January 2022
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January 2022
Presentation
8 April 2022 | 2:30pm
8 April 2022 | 7:30pm
Black Box, 42 Waterloo Street

Admission: By Donation

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Synopsis

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 Victoria Theatre as part of the Festival of Asian Performing Arts 1997. The production would go on to become the first English Language musical to be performed in the People’s Republic of China, and received multiple reruns in Singapore in the years following till 2002.

Twenty five years since the premiere of Chang & Eng, thirteen students from the National University of Singapore’s Theatre Studies TS3103 Theatre Lab will present three responses to the text and context of the original performance, exploring its themes, issues and dramaturgy.

Join us on 8 April 2022 at the Black Box, 42 Waterloo Street, to experience these performance-responses and discover what is reflected, refracted, or remembered looking through rear view mirrors.


Video Documentation

Rear View Mirrors comprises three devised performances responding to Chang & Eng: The Musical.

Twenty five years since the premiere of Chang & Eng, thirteen students from the National University of Singapore’s Theatre Studies TS3103 Theatre Lab presented three responses to the text and context of the original performance, exploring its themes, issues and dramaturgy.

Responding to Chang and Eng’s relationship with their homes, this response explores how it feels to be misplaced in a place that is dear to you. Join four individuals as they bring you along their journeys of resilience and self-preservation. Discover the myriad of ways to confront life and find some hope to bring into your own.

Artists

Avinash
Sharlene
Sheryl Wong
Nazreen Coupland


Programme Booklet

Programme Booklet for The Vault: Rear View Mirrors