Day 3 - The Twenty-Something Theatre Festival 2016!

The first weekend of The Twenty-Something Theatre Festival 2016 features 3 brand new plays written by 3 of our short-listed Fresh! Playwrights. These plays were selected by our panel of veteran theatre makers in Singapore:

Chong Tze Chien, Company Director, The Finger Players; Natalie Hennedige, Artistic Director, Cake Theatrical Productions; Lee Mun Wai, Dancer & Choreographer
; and Haresh Sharma, Resident Playwright, The Necessary Stage.

The Fresh! Plays for the first weekend will be staged from 9 - 12 June 2016 at 5.00pm, 7.00pm and 9.00pm respectively, one after the other, at The Goodman Arts Centre Multi-Purpose Room #03-11, Block B.

In addition to our Fresh! Plays, The Twenty-Something Theatre Festival will also feature two specially invited 20-something playwrights who are already making a name for themselves in the theatre scene in our Headliner! category. This year, Joel Tan and Irfan Kasban will be presenting new full length scripts in full productions at The Goodman Centre Black Box. Click
here to read more about, and buy tickets for Irfan's play Trees, A Crowd (9 - 12 June 2016) and here for Joel's play Café (16 - 19 June 2016).

The 3 Fresh! Plays for our first weekend are:

Long Weekend by Kenneth Chia (5.00pm)

There are friends, and then there are Friends. Han Lin is struggling with the death of his long time friend, Keith, two days before the funeral. When a visit by Keith’s ghost takes them down their past, they are forced to confront their complex relationship and grieve with fresh eyes. Long Weekend exists where what could be attempts to remember what it is.

National Memory Project by Johnny Jon Jon (7.00pm)

The National Memory Project (NMP) is a sustained long-term national knowledge initiative to put in place a system to enable our cultural and intellectual memory to be collected, organized, preserved, and promoted for research and discovery. The project hopes to capture the essence of a country and have it preserved for sharing with the future generations. But when an officer of the memory corps is tasked with retrieving a memory from a convicted murderer awaiting the execution of his death sentence she learns that a memory without its roots is merely nostalgia.

The Cave by Annabel Tan (9.00pm)

The Cave is a monologue written to explore the nature of the female body and the expectations heaped upon it. A heterosexual female undergoes a battle navigating spaces and issues as she perceives them. This piece is inspired by actual comments from people are too guarded to express their thoughts. It questions whether an interior voice speaking in its own codes can speak to others rather than remain trapped inside one person.

Are you a die-hard theatre-goer who wants to watch ALL 3 Fresh! Plays?

We hear you!

The Twenty-Something Theatre Festival 2016 is offering a special Fresh! Package just for you! Save more and watch more by selecting the Fresh! Package (All 3 Fresh! Plays)* option when you are purchasing your tickets! Only a limited number of packages are available per day!

*Fresh! Package can only be used to watch ALL 3 Fresh! Plays on the SAME day.

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Sat Jun 11, 2016
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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Long Weekend by Kenneth Chia $22.00
National Memory Project by Johnny Jon Jon $22.00
The Cave by Annabel Tan $22.00
Fresh! Package (All 3 Fresh! Plays) $55.00

On sale until Jun 11, 2016, 9:00:00 PM

Venue Address
90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053 Singapore
15 minutes drive from the city centre and 5 minutes walk from the nearest Mountbatten MRT Station (Exit B). More information can be found here: https://www.goodmanartscentre.sg/visit/direction/
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