Upstage - Contemplating 50 years of Singapore Mandarin Theatre

Upstage  - Contemplating 50 years of Singapore Mandarin Theatre
  • DATE

    Jun 25, 2015 - Jun 28, 2015

  • Venue

    Esplanade - Theatres on The Bay

    1 Esplanade Drive
    Singapore 038981
  • Ticket Price
    (Exclude booking fee)
    S$30.00
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To celebrate its 50th anniversary, a Mandarin theatre company sets out to stage a classic Singapore play to mark the special occasion. There’s only one problem - what play should they select?

Shortlisting several possible classic plays and enlisting the help of three actors through an audition, the company’s artistic director brings the group on a gruelling selection process involving numerous rehearsals, re-enactments and soliloquies. The director plays the role of an historian, hoping to discern the relationship between theatre and history. However, his uncertain attitude, authoritarian at times but mostly non-committal, irks the actors, who themselves feel the tension between them increasing as they struggle to keep up with the demanding pace.