The Page on Stage is a three-part series which brings popular Singapore literature to stage. The 2019 season features three short stories from the Balik Kampung series by Math Paper Press, which are adapted and directed by three top award-winning television writers and directors, lending their magic from the tube to the theatre!
10 & 11 Oct 2019, Thu & Fri | 8pm
12 Oct 2019, Sat | 3pm & 8pm
13 Oct 2019, Sun | 3pm
Director: Lee Thean-jeen
Cast: Janice Koh and Lim Yu-Beng
A trip down memory lane turns out to be a bittersweet journey for one family, as nostalgia recedes and the demons of the past come out to play. Director Lee Thean-jeen brings Dora Tan's layered and emotional short story to the stage in the third and final installment of this year's The Page on Stage.
Advisory (Coarse Language)
4 Jul 2019, Thu | 8pm
5 Jul 2019, Fri | 8pm
6 Jul 2019, Sat | 8.30pm
7 Jul 2019, Sun | 3pm & 7pm
Missing – based on the short story by Ng Swee San
Missing is Ng Swee San’s elegant cry of childhood passion free from adult constraints. In director K. Rajagopal’s hands it becomes an indictment of the brittle walls we build to protect ourselves from the unknown, and sometimes from what we need. What if we broke down those walls? What if we never had to censor our love? Missing helps us appreciate those who are gone, and those who move effortlessly past the boundaries of our hearts.
Known for his award-winning work for the big screen, don't miss this opportunity to see K. Rajagopal bring his filmic eye to this theatrical adaptation.
8 MAR 2019, FRI | 8PM–9PM
9 MAR 2019, SAT | 3PM–4PM & 8PM–9PM
10 MAR 2019, SUN | 3PM–4PM & 7PM–8PM
Adapted from Cyril Wong’s short story The Mistake, Samping takes us on a young Malay boy’s journey through bereavement, longing, persecution, and eventually the beginnings of becoming a man.
9 MAR 2018, FRI | 9.30PM – 10.45PM
10 MAR 2018, SAT | 2PM – 3.15PM & 9.30 – 10.45PM
11 MAR 2018, SUN | 2PM – 3.15PM& 8.30PM – 9.45PM
Two actors perform stories by some of Singapore’s most popular writers from the 1990s. A teacher turned life coach finds a brief but powerful connection with a colleague during a period of life left increasingly desolate by his own success; an errant relative returns, to the delight and consternation of his idolising but straight-laced cousin; two people meet, fall in love, and co-write their secret romance; a man faces the bewildering achievement of growing old. These finely-sketched characters are from some of the most memorable stories by four unforgettable Singaporean writers – Gopal Baratham, Colin Cheong, Philip Jeyaretnam and Simon Tay – characters given new life as they move from the page to the stage.
THEATRE, LITERARY ARTS
From 09 Mar 2018
To 11 Mar 2018