Theatre

大国民 Citizen X

Organised by: The Finger Players
  • Date:
    26 - 29 Mar 2020
  • Time:
    26 & 27 Mar, Thu & Fri: 8:00pm
    28 Mar, Sat: 3:00pm, 8:00pm
    29 Mar, Sun: 3:00pm
  • Duration:
    1.5h, no intermission
  • Venue:
    Drama Centre Black Box
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  • Language:
    Performed in Mandarin and Teochew, with English surtitles
  • Admission:
    Standard Ticket - $38.00
    PAssion Card Members: 10% off standard ticket
    Concession Ticket (Student / Senior Citizen (aged 55 & above) / NSF)*:$25.00 per ticket (Promo Code: CONCESSION25)
  • Advisory:
    To be advised

Synopsis:

1928年,民国才子刘硕田在汕头码头登上了开往新加坡的帆船;1998年,他的孙子刘晓义在汕头机场登上了前往新加坡的航班。相隔70年的两人素未谋面:刘硕田只是挂在家中老照片里的一个模糊面孔;刘晓义只是族谱末端一个渐行渐远的名字。但是祖孙两人在这条南下的航线上身影重叠却又擦肩而过,命运唇齿相连。

改编自真实事件,横跨近百年历史——20世纪20年代的下南洋移民潮,30-40年代的抗日战争,40年代末的中国内战,50-60年代之后中国共产党展开的反右倾运动、肃清运动和四清运动,60-70年代的文化大革命,以及之后的改革开放浪潮,到底对这个在风雨中飘零的家族带来了怎样的巨大冲击?

新加坡剧场黄金组合——钟达成与刘晓义继2013年的《大猪民》和2018年的《大狗民》之后,再度携手推出三部曲的完结篇《大国民》,由钟达成执导,刘晓义编剧并演出。

In 1928, PRC Liu Shuo Tian set sail from Swatow Harbour to Singapore. In 1998, his grandson Liu Xiaoyi began his journey towards Singapore from Swatow Airport. Their paths never crossed; Liu Shuo Tian was a muffled memory framed in a family photo, and Liu Xiaoyi but a name in the family almanac, the erosion of its imprint slow but sure. One story, two lives, seventy years apart; the uncanny overlap of their journeys down south, and how their fates seem to be inextricably entwined.

Inspired by real-life events, and spanning a century-tracing the great migration towards Nanyang starting from the 1920s, to the War of Resistance against the Japanese, the Civil War, the Anti-Rightist Campaign by the Communists, the Great Purge and the Socialist Education Movement, the Cultural Revolution, and the eventual Chinese Economic Reform, follow the waves of change and its impact on this family rooted but in flux, their fates and future determined by the change of times.

Following successful collaborations on 'Citizen Pig' in 2013 and 'Citizen Dog' in 2018, Oliver Chong and Liu Xiaoyi embark on the long-awaited last instalment in their 'Citizen' trilogy.

大国民 Citizen X


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