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A Novel Idea: Of Mice and Men VS The Handmaid’s Tale



IMDA Rating: Advisory (Some Mature Content)

Journey back into the tumultuous past of the Great Depression in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and imagine yourself in the dystopian future in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in this edition of A Novel Idea. Cast your vote and watch one of these novels come to life in a condensed but precise stage reading of excerpts from these literary classics, directed by Samantha Scott-Blackhall, and performed by Janice Koh and Daniel Jenkins.

*Update: Due to a change in the director's choice, A Brave New World has been replaced by The Handmaid's Tale.

This programme is as part of

10 – 19 Jan 2020

Over two weekends, The Arts House invites you to celebrate, share and enjoy stories from Singapore and beyond. In conjunction with the Light to Night Festival, this year's Prologue will turn this historic space into an intimate gathering of words through multidisciplinary performances, installations, and interactive activities. Inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, embark on a journey away from the bustle of the Civic District through urban landscapes of cities new and old, past and present, real and imagined.

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