A Double Bill
Fictional characters spring to life as the new season of Utter《优剧》features a double bill of Chinese and English short plays adapted from works by local literati, Yeng Pway Ngon and O Thiam Chin. The plays imagine the encounter between the characters and their creator, as an intimate dialogue about love, fear, betrayed ideals and fantastical animals ensues.
Utter is a Singapore Writers Festival project that seeks to adapt the best of Singapore writing into different art forms like theatre and film.
Director: Nelson Chia
Cast: Lez Ann Chong, Koh Wan Ching, Johnny Ng, Rei Poh, Yang Kai Jie
Shadows in the Jungle
Adapted from The Studio 画室
Writer:Yeng Pway Ngon
Playwright: Lee Chee Keng
Performed in Chinese with English surtitles
Passed out in a jungle, Jian Xiong, awakes to find a bearded man staring intently at him. He has been on the run for so long. What if all that is real is this tangle of shadows amidst this thick foliage and deafening silence?
The Yellow Elephant and The Girl Who Swallowed The Sun
Adapted from short stories in The Rest Of Your Life And Everything That Comes With It
Writer: O Thiam Chin
Playwright: Jean Tay
Performed in English
A woman comes home to discover her husband missing and an enormous yellow elephant wreaking havoc in the living room of her HDB flat. Meanwhile, a young girl has done the unspeakable crime of swallowing the sun and is trapped at the bottom of a dried up well.
There will be a post-show dialogue with the creative team after the performance on 6 July.