Staged Lives: Singapore Love Letters


By: Valerie Oliveiro

During the ’08 Biennale, we read love letters off the old NCO Club building at Beach Rd. This Feb, Action Theatre brings Singapore’s love letters alive in its latest production, which is part of the National Museum’s Staged Lives.

It’s bound to be an exciting production with director Samantha Scott-Blackhall helming the front, supported by Tan Kheng Hua, Casey Lim and a cast of exciting new talents.

At the heart of Singapore Love Letters are two amazing stories: Akan Datang, that tells of a funny and enchanting love affair between a couple in 1960’s (inspired by a series of love notes found behind 50-year-old movie tickets!) and Wife #11, an untold story set in 1920’s about a charismatic polygamist and his eleven wives.

Singapore Love Letters gets the thumbs up for our fliryfeb FLIRTATIOUS FEB edition. The tale of Akan Datang will be a heartwarming and  unique Valentine’s Day experience and you’ll be treated to the multimedia sequences from Brian Tan. We heard there’ll be an interactive “love game” for the audience as well!

Actual love letters contributed by Singaporeans will be presented as part of the play as well. Aww… (Best to come prepared with a love letter for your sweetie that you can give after the show!)

P.s. Not too sure about the 11 wives part for VDay though, but we’re sure it’s a great story.)

Staged Lives: Singapore Love Letters
by Action Theatre in collaboration with National Museum of Singapore
Dates: Thur 5 – Sun15 Feb 09 | 8pm daily
7, 8, 14 &15 Feb | Additional 3pm show
(no performance on 9 Feb 2009)
Venue: Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore
Tickets: S$35 to S$50 Standard *Excluding SISTIC ticketing charges.

Image by Brian Gothong Tan

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