Another Country

Another Country
  • DATE

    Jun 25, 2015 - Jul 11, 2015

  • Venue

    Drama Centre

    100 Victoria Street
    #05-01 National Library Building
    Singapore 188064
  • Ticket Price
    (Exclude booking fee)
    S$45.00 - S$75.00
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50 years ago, Singapore and Malaysia divorced after a brief marriage of two years. But, doomed lovers that we are, we just can't stay away from each other, no matter how often we squabble over water, airspace, and food. We toil in each other’s cities, relax on each other’s islands, and get fined on each other’s roads. They laugh at each other’s laws but envy each other’s liberties; separated by history, they are united by our dreams for a better home.

Directed by Singapore’s Ivan Heng and Malaysia’s Jo Kukathas, Another Country takes them on a trip through their shared memories and divergent dreams with the most provocative, humorous and unlikely texts, curated by Singaporean playwright Alfian Sa’at and Malaysian playwright Leow Puay Tin.

From Singapore, we have texts taken from a Catherine Lim short story, a Michael Chiang play, the Singapore Ministry of Culture’s anthem to our glorious but short-lived union in 1963 and more, all to be delivered by a cast of Malaysia's most acclaimed actors.