Theatre

Chinatown Crossings

Organised by: Drama Box Ltd
  • Date:
    22, 23, 28, 29, 30 Jun, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 Jul, 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18 Aug 2018
  • Time:
    7:30 pm
    (Latecomers will not be admitted. Please arrive by 7:15 pm for registration.)

  • Duration:
    2.5h
  • Venue:
    Chinatown (Meeting point to be revealed closer to date)
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  • Language:
    English; some Cantonese (Translation in English, where necessary, will be provided)
  • Admission:
    $68

    Concession Ticket* | 20% Discount
    $54.40 (Promo Code: Concession)

    *For students; and seniors 60 years & above
    (Valid ID required upon admission)

    · There will be strictly no admission once the performance commences.
    · Admission is subject to tickets produced at the starting point of the performance.
    · Please note that IDs for concession ticket holders will be checked upon admission.
    · Patrons without proof of eligibility will be required to upgrade their concession tickets to full price tickets.
    · Infants in arms or children under the age of 9 will not be admitted.

  • Advisory:
    This performance is for 9 years old & above · Do travel light and dress comfortably as there will be a fair amount of walking · Tickets sold are non-refundable · Visit chinatowncrossings.peatix.com for show cancellation policy in the event of bad weather

Synopsis:

In this promenade theatre experience, meet Kunalan, an Indian man who grew up in a Chinatown shophouse during the 1960s and 1970s. Trace the story of his evolving friendship with Ting Ting, his landlady's feisty daughter, as well as his relationship with her Cantonese caregiver, Fong Cheh, a majie who became a surrogate mother to him during his growing up years.

Follow Kunalan through the streets of Kreta Ayer and partake in this story of friendship and familial ties. As his memories come to life in this roving theatre performance, be treated to an array of interesting adventures in the nooks and crannies scattered across the neighbourhood and immerse yourself in atmospheric places of cultural liveliness and worship.

This theatrical tour will bring you on an exploration of the back alleys of Kreta Ayer, and to the quaint district of Keong Saik. As you experience the insides of a Chinatown shophouse and relive the echoes of living in old Singapore through a soundscape; discover for yourself the many lost and forgotten practices, and art forms, of Chinatown's vibrant community. There will also be a chance to join Kunalan in savouring the flavours of Chinatown over some desserts!

Chinatown Crossings


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