Nine Years Theatre will be staging their last work of the year, titled Dear Elena. Dear Elena Sergeevna, the original play from which this production is adapted, has been staged in many different translations around the world since the 1980s, and it is known as one of the most powerful contemporary classics. Filled with dynamic tension in the plot, coupled with the lyrical text, the play asks hard questions about humanity unflinchingly.
Whatever happened to us?
Four students drop a birthday surprise on their teacher Elena, but the true intention of their visit is unveiled when they attempt to persuade her to hand over the key to the safe where their exam papers are being kept. For the sake of their academic progress, they must falsify their scores; for the sake of their futures, excuses are made to justify their actions. The teacher finds herself in a predicament when her students begin coercing her. To stop them from making further mistakes, Elena stands firm and refuses to compromise. They are stuck in deadlock as night draws in, and the students suggest a shockingly deplorable deal as their last resort.
A revelation of a man’s conflict against a seemingly indifferent society.
“A Fiend’s Diary” is the next one-man show by The Finger Player’s Core Member, Oliver Chong, following his award-winning production “Roots”.
A man did not shed a single tear during his mother’s funeral.
He commits an irreversible act, deemed unforgivable under the judicial system.
Witnesses take to the stand, each one’s account as colourful as their personalities, held
together by a common thread – the judgement of a man’s soul.
Is this man a lunatic, a sage, a fool, a fiend or a social misfit?
Inspired by the philosophy of absurdism and existentialism, A Fiend’s Diary is the ultimate
revelation of a man’s battle against the judicial machine, and his conflict against a seemingly indifferent society.
ROBERT J. SHERMAN’S “A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN’ is a new musical stage show that will be making its Asian Premiere in Singapore, with songs from the famous Oscar-Winning brothers: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Featuring a highly-talented cast including Aaron Khaled, George Chan, Hossan Leong, Mina Ellen Kaye & Vanessa Kee, this show is sure to dazzle audiences and leave you humming along to the tunes!
A Spoonful of Sherman is a treat for audiences of all ages. The songs, heartfelt and nostalgic, are relevant even today, as the Sherman Brothers themselves wrote, “There’s so much that we share, that it’s time we’re aware, it’s a small world after all. ” At the center of this show is family, and indeed A Spoonful of Sherman hopes to bring across this message of kinship and togetherness this November.