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Merdeka

Wild Rice Ltd

Performed in English.

As the Singapore Bicentennial is celebrated, six young people form a group called Raffles Must Fall to examine our country’s colonial legacy. During their gatherings, they pore over forgotten texts and artefacts, re-enacting scenes from the past to better understand the nightmare of subjugation… and the dream of self-determination.

Drawing upon a wealth of historical documentation, including speeches, newspaper articles, petitions and songs, “Merdeka / 獨立 /சுதந்திரம்” confronts us with questions about our colonial past and how it still echoes through our present and into our future.

Why celebrate the beginning of colonialism rather than its end? Has Singapore gained independence without truly undergoing a process of decolonisation? And if Raffles must fall, what will he take down with him?

Written by the award-winning Alfian Sa’at in collaboration with up-and-coming playwright Neo Hai Bin, this provocative and moving new play examines how our history and humanity have been shaped – and shattered – by the forces of colonialism.

Featuring Cast:
Chong Woon Yong
Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai
Brendon Fernandez
Ghafir Akbar
Umi Kalthum Ismail
Zee Wong

Credits: Wild Rice


SHOWTIMES
10 – 27 October 2019
Tue-Fri: 7.30 PM
Sat: 2.30 PM & 7.30 PM
Sun: 2.30 PM

Duration: 2 Hours (incl, 20-mins interval)

Ticket Prices
Preview Shows 10 & 11 Oct, 7.30 PM
S$20, S$30, S$50, S$60

Tue-Thu shows, 7.30 PM
S$25, S$35, S$55, S$65

Fri-Sat shows, 7.30 PM & Sat-Sun shows, 2.30 PM
S$30, S$40, S$60, S$70


Facebook: @wildrice.sg
Instagram: @wildricesg

October 10 2019

Details

Date: October 10
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Cost: $S 20 – $S 70
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Venue

The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre @ W!LD RICE

Funan Level 4, 107 North Bridge 179105 Singapore

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Schedule

  • Thursday, 10 Oct: 7.30 PM
  • Friday, 11 Oct: 7.30 PM
  • Saturday, 12 Oct: 2.30 PM & 7.30 PM
  • Sunday, 13 Oct: 2.30 PM
  • Thursday, 17 Oct: 7.30 PM
  • Friday, 18 Oct: 7.30 PM
  • Saturday, 19 Oct: 2.30 PM & 7.30 PM
  • Sunday, 20 Oct: 2.30 PM
  • Thursday, 24 Oct: 7.30 PM
  • Friday, 25 Oct: 7.30 PM
  • Saturday, 26 Oct: 2.30 PM & 7.30 PM
  • Sunday, 27 Oct: 2.30 PM
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