Theatre

Poop!

Organised by: The Finger Players
  • Date:
    20 - 22 Oct 2017
  • Time:
    Fri : 8:00pm
    Sat : 3:00pm & 8:00pm
    Sun: 3:00pm
  • Duration:
    1h. No interval.
  • Venue:
    Victoria Theatre
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  • Language:
    English

Synopsis:

"When is life worth living; when is death worth celebrating?"

The notion of death and reincarnation has fascinated mankind's consciousness, religions and literature since time immemorial.

Poop chronicles the aftermath of a suicide: A GRANDMOTHER bargains with divine powers to release her SON'S soul from hell. Failing which, she brings him home; she takes over the reins of bringing up her GRANDDAUGHTER, while keeping her DAUGHTER-IN-LAW at bay, saving the GRANDDAUGHTER all for herself She tries to instill in her GRANDDAUGHTER that death is merely a joke, that there's nothing to cry about as she takes her on a mind trip towards the underworld and purgatory — set against an all-too-familiar urban backdrop of fast food restaurants, underground trains, verdant pastures, and SBS buses.

These personal fantasies of the afterlife are challenged however when her GRANDDAUGHTER contracts a terminal illness.

The GRANDMOTHER fights with her DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, converses with the spirit of her SON, goes back in time, drinks a cup of Milo and watches her GRANDDAUGHTER take her final march towards her deathbed in a kind of apocalyptic graphic novel meets Victorian-era toy theatre.

The never-ending days of mourning are brought to lurid 3-dimensional, high-definition life as the agonizing wait for the ultimate redemption is an imprisonment in the realm between living and non-living on earth.

Starring: Jean Ng, Janice Koh, Neo Swee Lin, Julius Foo, Ang Hui Bin
Director/Playwright: Chong Tze Chien
Lighting Designer: Lim Woan Wen
Sound Designer: Darren Ng

Poop!


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