Nine Years Theatre Proudly Presents: Red Sky

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Date(s) - 20/10/2016 - 23/10/2016
All Day

KC Arts Centre


“Perhaps… perhaps if I had not been so hurried, if only I had taken my time, to walk the journey and to take in the view…perhaps, this journey would not have ended so soon.”

“Why do we celebrate only the new sprouts of Spring, and do not deem the shrivelling, the withering and the decaying of life, that is Autumn, as praiseworthy?”

“Even as one ages, one must clean up, dress up, and spruce up. It is but a form of respect to others.”

— Excerpts from Red Sky

Come October 2016, Nine Years Theatre (NYT) is proud to present renowned Taiwanese playwright Stan Lai’s play, Red Sky – a heartwarming and sentimental classic (in Mandarin with English surtitles).

The paths of eight in their twilight years converge at a nursing home. As they take a walk down memory lane through their stories, audiences will go on an emotional rollercoaster ride, reflecting on the beauty and meaning of life.

Red Sky is directed by NYT’s artistic director, two-time Life! Theatre Awards Best Director winner Nelson Chia, NYT’s Artistic Director and consecutive 2-year winner for “Best Director” award (2014 and 2015 Life! Theatre Awards). Red Sky features eight veteran actors of the local Mandarin stage including: Johnny Ng, Yang Shi Bin, Henry Lau, Tay Kong Hui, Goh Guat Kian, Elena Chia Choo Sian, Lim Poey Huang and Liow Shi Suen, together with NYT Ensemble Project members Mia Chee, Hang Qian Chou, Neo Hai Bin, Timothy Wan and Ellison Tan Yuyang.

“Drink and Talk” Sessions

NYT strives to continuously engage our audiences and believes that audiences should not merely consume art, but also be offered the opportunity to discuss art. As such, Drink and Talk sessions – a casual post-show dialogue over drinks – are held after every performance of their play.

Nine Years Theatre

Nine Years Theatre is a Singapore Mandarin theatre company that is co-founded by Nelson Chia and Mia Chee. The company focuses on the re-imagination of classic work and the creation of new work. Their Mandarin productions (with English surtitles) have attracted audiences from all backgrounds with their consistency in quality and a cultural sensibility in translation and adaptation.

Nelson Chia

Nelson is an actor, director and theatre educator. For more than two decades, he has been seen on the Singapore stage, taking on numerous major and leading roles in English and Mandarin productions. He is a two-time winner of the Best Actor category in The Straits Times’ Life! Theatre Awards for his performance in a 100-minute, one-man show White Soliloquy  (Toy Factory Productions, 2010) and A Language Of Their Own (Singapore Arts Festival 2012).

As a director, he has directed twenty-three major productions and is known for his translation, adaptation and direction of old and contemporary classics in Mandarin. He was commissioned for a consecutive three years by the Esplanade to present works at the Huayi Festival of Chinese Arts, out of which he won Best Director for two consecutive years at the Straits Times’ Life! Theatre Awards for Twelve Angry Men  (Nine Years Theatre, 2013) and Art (Nine Years Theatre, 2014). His other works include Oleanna , Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , An Enemy of the People , Tartuffe , and The Lower Depths , to name a few.

Review Notes

“… the ensemble shone admirably as deft and talented performers with stage presence.” — Tara Tan, The Straits Times (Who’s Afraid of Virginina Woolf?)

“Singapore theatre company Nine Years Theatre continues in its strong tradition of adapting modern theatre classics into Chinese with this intimate but wildly ambitious work… Director Nelson Chia gleans delicately-calibrated performances from his actors yet again, with a firm emphasis on physicality.” — Corrie Tan, The Straits Times (An Enemy of the People)


  • $38 (Cat 1), $48 (Cat 2), $58 (Cat 3) (not inclusive of SISTIC charge)
  • Special Fundraiser Seats: 22 October 2016 (Sat) – $128 per seat
    • 10% of fundraised amount will be pledged to Tsao Foundation.
    • Purchase via email only:
  • Early Bird Discount (by 18 Aug): $48 (Cat 1 only)
  • Package of 4 tickets: $195 (Cat 1 only)
  • Students, NSFs & senior citizens: 15% off
  • OCBC Arts Card holders: 15% off (Cat 1 & 2 only)
  • PAssion Card Members & Other OCBC Card Holders: 10% off (Cat 1 & 2 only)
  • Group booking of 20 tickets and above: 20% off (Cat 1 or 2 only)

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