Hi, Can You Hear Me?

Organised by: The Necessary Stage
  • Date:
    21 - 31 Mar 2024
  • Time:
    Weekdays: 8:00pm
    Saturdays: 3:00pm, 8:00pm
    Sundays: 3:00pm
  • Duration:
    1h 30min (no intermission)
  • Venue:
    Esplanade Theatre Studio
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  • Language:
    English, Japanese, Mandarin (with open captions)
  • Admission:
    Standard Tickets: $38 (excl. ticketing fee)
    20% discount for Senior Citizens/Students/NSFs/PWDs

  • Advisory:


The Necessary Stage presents

Hi, Can You Hear Me?

Utama, a mysterious Tiger, runs a bar in limbo that seems to attract an odd mix of patrons.

Guan Yin's life keeps ending prematurely and she seems eternally subscribed to this tragic loop of death and rebirth.

Shimizu's memory is failing him as he grapples with the loss of his wife and tries to keep up with his AI (Artificial Intelligence) caretaker.

Sindhu is struggling to regain a semblance of a "boring" life since experiencing an earthquake over video conference that resurfaces past trauma.

John tries to find some control in his otherwise uncontrollable life as a broadcast journalist but is stuck in a hotel room.

Written by A Yagnya and co-directed with Alvin Tan, Hi, Can You Hear Me? follows various characters whose normalcies have been fractured due to events and experiences beyond their control.

How and why do their paths cross?

When everything that was going smoothly gets disrupted, what is there left to cling to?


Written by A Yagnya
Co-Directed by A Yagnya and Alvin Tan
Performed by Doppo Narita, Rodney Oliveiro, Sharda Harrison, Sukania Venugopal, and Zelda Tatiana Ng

Dramaturg: Sindhura Kalidas
Set Designer: M. Nurfadhli Jasni
Multimedia Artist: Brian Gothong Tan
Lighting Designer: Yo Shao Ann
Sound Designer: Jevon Chandra


Post-show dialogues with the artists will be conducted after the 8pm performances on Friday 22 March and Saturday 30 March.

Hi, Can You Hear Me?