Boxing Day
The Tsunami tragedy on Boxing Day 2004 was one of the most traumatic crises in recent human history of natural catastrophes.
 
The Necessary Stage, with our history of engaging society and reality, will present a work that looks at human behaviour during the Tsunami tragedy.
 
Texts, multimedia, sonic landscape and performance will be brought together in contemporary theatre practice; not to recapture the tragic moments, but to bring across moments of recollection; how human beings recall, what do they remember of Boxing Day, 2004.
 
This exploration and presentation is not a singular narrative but will comprise voices of people affected in the Tsunami tragedy.
 
Like most life situations, there are many perspectives which encourages us to explore, reflect and make our own verdicts as to what went wrong and how to move on. But different perspectives cannot erase the devastation experienced first hand by those affected by the tsunami.
 
The Verbatim Theatre method - using voices of people involved in the tragedy - will bring texts direct from them onto stage to us.
 
In English, Malay, Indonesian and Thai, with English subtitles.

 
Text:
Haresh Sharma

 
Director:
Alvin Tan

 
Dramaturg:
Elaine Foo

 
Set Designer:
Vincent Lim

 
Multimedia Artist:
Brian Gothong Tan
Starring Aidli 'Alin' Mosbit (Singapore), Natalie Hennedige (Singapore), Nam Ron (Malaysia), Jarunun Phantachat (Thailand), Pradit Prasartthong (Thailand), Yeo Yann Yann (Singapore)
 
Dates:
5 – 8 and 10 – 13 May 2005, 8pm
7 & 8 May 2005, 3pm

 
Venue:
Jubilee Hall

 
Tickets:
$36 | $26* Concession for students, senior citizens & NSF
 

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