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Do Rhinos Feel Their Horns?
May 4 @ 7:30 pm - May 7 @ 10:30 pm$30
“What if the reason I don’t like capitalism is that I just wanna chill out a bit?”
Rhinoceroses or capybaras? Blackpink or something less cling clangy? Two old friends are making a radio play for the internet. This week’s episode is about the ‘rhinoceritis epidemic’ in the 1980s, where rhinoceroses have inexplicably started taking over the growing metropolis of Singapore.
Do Rhinos Feel Their Horns? (or can they not see them like how we can’t see our noses) is a play rooted in Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros which re-asks what conformism means as we live through what is objectively the best time in human history. It is funny, bleak, sometimes joyous, but always full of play. Expect some interesting sounds.
In Rhinos, Gangguan! brings together a new gang including Adeeb Fazah of the much-beloved Second Breakfast Company, actors Shannen Tan, who has trained with Young & Wild and toured internationally to Bangkok, and Melbourne Fringe award-winning Cheryl Ho, as well as Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards-nominated sound artist Vick Low.
Following its Singapore run in May, Rhinos is set to travel to the Edinburgh Fringe where it will run from 15th to 27th August as part of a major venue’s programme (to be announced soon).
Gangguan! is the theatre collaboration between playwright Edward Eng and actors, artists, and designers. Our commitment is to create new theatre for a volatile, ambiguous world. At times it will be violent, and at others, kindly and unashamedly optimistic. Like learning to love a pitbull.
Gangguan!’s first formal outing was a play about climate policy and distrust of Greta Thunberg called The Change at Cairnhill Arts Centre in 2022. The Change was described by critics as a play with “verve, creativity, and sensitivity to nuance” (Critics Circle Blog) “that hits the occasional raw nerve” (Bakchormeeboy).