The Moon Is Less Bright

Organised by: The Second Breakfast Company
  • Date:
    31 May - 3 Jun 2018
  • Time:
    Thu - Fri: 8:00pm
    Sat: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
    Sun: 3:00pm
  • Duration:
    1h 40min
  • Venue:
    Drama Centre Black Box
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February 14, the Japanese troops are approaching.

The Tay's household, rural Singapore. A welcoming offer of shelter from certain danger in the city turns into an uneasy living arrangement between two families worlds apart in class. Will their convictions and world-views hurt or help each other? Will they bother seeing past their trappings? Or rather, can they?

The Moon Is Less Bright presents a provoking look at our instinctive class consciousness, how we carry ourselves and judge others. When we resent privilege in others and insist on our set of values: are they well-founded or misguided, for better or worse?

The Second Breakfast Company's re-staging of Singapore literary pioneer and Cultural Medallion recipient Goh Poh Seng's first play is a poetic drama revived for the modern stage to examine current concerns of privilege and inequality in Singapore, 55 years since it was first written.


Directed by Adeeb Fazah
Adapted by Dominic Nah

Benjamin Koh
Cheryl Tan
Fadhil Daud
Ivan Choong
Lynn Chia
Miriam Cheong
Qotd Van S.Y
Xie Shangbin

The Moon Is Less Bright