Weekly Picks: Singapore (24 – 30 September 2018)

鞭爱 Oedipus by Toy Factory Productions Toy 肥料厂, NOWPlaying@17, 17A Smith Street, 21, 22, 28, 29 Sep 2018

鞭爱 Oedipus by Toy Factory Productions presents the case of a senseless murder where a severely disabled man Wang Jia Hao has whipped his 50 year old mother to death. An officer fights to uncover the truth of this incomprehensible act; as the play recounts the incidents leading up to the murder, we see the different sides of Wang, and the audience enters a world where moral ethics belong to the rich and plenty. This production is part of Toy Factory’s lab experiment project. We seek to rework the conventions of theatre and present works of complete creative freedom. More information here.

Archifest 2018 by Singapore Institute of Architects, Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, 28 Sept – 10 Oct

Organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), the 12th edition of the festival celebrating architecture and the built environment tackles issues relating to how design gives back to the community, addresses humanity issues and enriches everyday lives. Through a series of design-related projects, multi-disciplinary collaborations, conferences, workshops and tours, the festival invites everyone to play a part in enhancing the world we live in for our future generations. Find out more at the official website here.

Peter and the Starcatcher by Pangdemonium, Drama Centre Theatre, 28 Sep – 20 Oct 2018

Peter and the Starcatcher is a prequel to the Peter Pan legend. Singapore, 1885: we join Molly (a precocious young Starcatcher-in-training) and three orphan boys on a secret mission – a perilous voyage across seas infested by treacherous pirates, fearsome savages, and dubious mermaids, to a faraway island ruled by an evil king. All for the sake of the mystical, mythical “starstuff”, a celestial substance so powerful, it must never fall into the wrong hands. With the dastardly Black Stache in hot pursuit, the vengeful Fighting Prawn and Hawking Clam lurking in the deep, and the mysterious Mr Grin hungry for his next meal, will the children survive the dangers, find the elusive Neverland and live happily ever after?

Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, Pangdemonium’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher will be specially adapted to an Asian setting, and is also the company’s very first family show! More information here.

Weekly Picks Singapore 24 30 September 2018

Between the Lines – a Playback Theatre performance by Tapestry Playback Theatre, Toa Payoh Central Community Club Theatrette, 29 – 30 Sept

Join in an interactive, improvisational theatre experience with Tapestry Playback Theatre on Saturday or Sunday.

To know more about playback theatre, here’s a throwback to our podcast discussion from last September, with artistic director Michael Cheng, about Tapestry’s approach to playback theatre, meaningful moments in the group’s journey and more. Find out more and book your tickets to this weekend’s run here.

Travel Light by One East Asia, 15 Scotts Road, Thong Teck Building #09-03, 26 Sep – 10 Oct

In conjunction with Philippine Art Trek 2018, Singapore’s One East Asia Gallery will be featuring the long awaited joint exhibition by Abigail Dionisio and Welbart entitled, Travel Light on September 25th (Tuesday) 2018. Hailing from the Philippines, the two artists are known for their fantastical, hyper realistic oil paintings. This will be the duo’s first back-to-back exhibition together and will be Welbart’s second show at One East Asia Gallery. More information here.



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