CAUSEWAYEXCHANGE: AT A PLANK BRIDGE
|Location||:||The Arts House|
|Address||:||1 Old Parliament Lane Singapore 179429|
|Date & Time||:||23 - 24 Aug @ 8:00 PM|
25 Aug @ 3:00 PM, 8:00 PM
26 Aug @ 3:00 PM
|Ticket Pricing (SGD)||RM26||--||RM16|
|Ticket Pricing (SGD-Senior Citizen-3pm ONLY)||--||RM16||--|
Presented by DMR Productions and The Old Parliament House
CEX is a joint arts and culture initiative between Singapore and Malaysia that aims to serve as the premier exchange platform between the arts and creative communities of both countries.
At A Plank Bridge
Set in the heart of Malaya after the Japanese withdrawal and before the return of the British colonialists to the peninsula, ‘At A Plank Bridge’ deals with conscience, identity and humanity. Produced by The Actors Theatre and directed by Kannan Menon, this one-act play cast TV’s Mono Maniam (Chandran) and Broadway’s Chan Ming Lye (Fook Leong) who meet on a deserted country road, near a plank bridge. From that point, their loyalty and patriotism are tested. The confrontation between the two characters turns into a trial on what it means to be a person in an emerging nation as they both try to test each other’s intentions. In the background of their encounter, lie the events of wartime Malaya: the “Death Railway”, anti-Japanese resistance, communist rebellion and the vigour of the Indian National Army.
Actors Studio Teater Rakyat (Malaysia) and East 101 Theatre Corp's (New York City) as joint-producers, At A Plank Bridge is the first Malaysian play ever to receive a professional production by a New York theatre as part of its regular season.
“...powerful performance, evoking the emotional and physical terror and turbulence of the era. Mano manages to provide a sharp contrast with a surface calm, barely hiding a deep and swift undercurrent” EBridge Malaysia Monthly.
“Ming Lee was memorable as Fook Leong...It was during the play’s more emotional monologues that he truly delighted...” The Star Online.
" . . . the play was a triumph, a masterful examination of themes such as the value of humanity, the power of history and the desperate things that men do in desperate situations." The Star Online.
This show is rated NC16.
No entry for those under 16.
No audio & video recording.
*Please note that all ticket price are in SGD