Rise of the Phoenix
Catch The Necessary Stage’s Theatre for Seniors in action at Rise of the Phoenix, a double-bill featuring brand new works by members who will be playwriting, directing, acting and working backstage, all under the mentorship of theatre professionals! Presented as part of A Date with Friends 2015, Rise of the Phoenix comprises two plays, Waste (written by Faith Ng and directed by Senior Associate Thomas Lim) and Lost (written by Senior Associate Eleanor Song and directed by Peter Sau).

Join the seniors as they take flight on a new adventure in theatre-making to fulfil the dream of their youths. Come with us on a journey—one through Singapore's waste treatment processes, the other whilst on a search for a missing parent—and explore the intricacies of the ties that bind.
 
Dates:
6 – 8 November 2015, 8pm
7 & 8 November 2015, 3pm

Venue:
Esplanade Theatre Studio

Tickets:
$28 Standard Ticket
$20* Concession for students, NSF, senior citizens
$14 SG50 Senior Concessions (Singapore & PR)
Waste
Meet Peter Lee. He talks about rubbish all day (he’s a tour guide) and his life is a mess too. His wife is leaving him and the ghost of his mother haunts him. Welcome to his life.
 
Playwright: Faith Ng
Director: Thomas Lim, mentored by Tan Beng Tian
Cast:
Thomas Lim
Kris Lim
Jalyn Han


Lost
A woman leaves her house looking for something, but she doesn't know what it is.  All she does know is that she needs to quiet her head and still her heart. Family relationships unravel, unspoken truths and painful realizations emerge as a result of this unexpected departure.
 
Playwright: Eleanor Song, mentored by Haresh Sharma
Director: Peter Sau
Cast:
Fanny Kee
Gerald Chew
Ivan Choong
Elizabeth Loh
Padma Sagaram
 
Associate Director: Tan Beng Tian
Lighting Designer: Gabriel Chan
Set Designer: Hella Chan
Musicians: Stan x Soap
Costume Desginer: Eve Tan

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