At the Singapore Arts Festival 2009, Toy Factory Productions displayed yet another brilliant local theatre piece. Directed by the acclaimed author and director Goh Boon Teck, The Crab Flower Club, was inspired and produced based on poems in Cao Xue Qin’s masterpiece, Dreams of the Red Chamber.
LIV is a Singapore Arts Festival 09 commissioned work that Nelson Chia collaborate with A Group Of People. “LIV is an exploration of what it means to be Living or Alive.” Nelson discovered “that one can talk about death in a meaningful way only if (one has) examined the life that had been lived.”
Ring in June! Mid year is here and shame on you if you haven’t gone for at least one art event yet. ArtZine speaks with Haresh Sharma (The Necessary Stage), Loretta Chen (Zebra Crossing) and Charlotte Nors (Singapore Repertory Theatre) on introducing Singapore Theatre to Theatre Virgins.
“Some cupids kill with arrow and some with traps.”
Indeed, Shakespeare’s Cupids were striking arrows in all the right places snagging our hearts at Fort Canning through May. Packed with poetic nights of tranquility and romance under the stars, the Singapore Repertory Theatre’s (SRT) Shakespeare in the Park this year, returns with its local take Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, Much Ado about Nothing.
Shakespearean plays have begun their streak in Singapore with a successful run of A Winter’s Tale by SRT-The Bridge Project. Yet another import by TNT-ADGE, Romeo and Juliet will be performed in Raffles Hotel from 29 April to 2 May.