Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Singapore Swordfish

Kee Thuan Chye's play critically acclaimed new play The Swordfish, Then the Concubine :
A bitingly comic satire that blends ancient myth with contemporary politics. A highly theatrical production of an exciting epic.
is being staged in Singapore from Wednesday, August 6 to Sunday, August 10, 2008 at The Drama Centre, 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building Level 3.

The play is directed by Ivan Heng and accompanied by live orchestration by Gamelan Asmaradana.

Here are links to my previous posts about the play and the Facebook page for the event is here.


Amiene Rev said...

Who will be the Hang Nadeem? This is legends which consider to be inside the Sulalatus Salatin?

Anonymous said...

Yes, 2 episodes from Sejarah Melayu.

Hang Nadim will be played by a boy.

Do come and see it. The play is full of humour, physical theatre and high drama. It's a very theatrical piece, especially written to be so. And it's very much about us today. It's very contemporary in its thematic concerns. And the political satire is clear.

What's more, it's directed by Ivan Heng, Singapore's leading stage director.

I attended the first week of rehearsal and it was fabulous. We have a cast of 15 playing thousands of characters!

Kee Thuan Chye

dreamer idiot said...

COngratulations, Mr.Kee

Sharon, why don't you invite Thuan Chye to be a reader at one of Seksen's session? That would be a lovely idea. The first and only time i ever heard Thuan Chye speak in person was at some conference years ago on censorshiip.

bibliobibuli said...

already have and he has said yes but busy with the play and other things at the moment ...

The Great Swifty said...

Non-related, sorry.

A Chinese author had just won the Akutagawa Prize (biannual top literary award in Japan). First Chinese in history.


bibliobibuli said...

no need to apologise, the most interesting snippets come unbidden this way. that's quite an achievment!

bex said...

Thanks for posting that! I'll be going to watch it with my sister, who once performed one of Kee Thuan Chye's other plays, "We Could **** you Mr Birch"! Am really looking forward to it! :)