12 - 16 Dec 2007
The Republic Cultural Centre Lab, Singapore
MAD FOREST explores the blood and dreams that fed the 1989 Romanian revolution, which in turn led to the overthrow, trial and execution of the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. This darkly comic play exposes the heart of a people struggling for political change; tracing a nation's tumultuous journey from repression to liberation - and beyond.
Delving deep into the lives of two families - one rich, one poor - caught in the whirlwind of a changing Romania, MAD FOREST asks audience a daring question: how much is your country's freedom worth?
MAD FOREST was part of Republic Polytechnic’s Community Arts Festival Reflections 2007.
Read all about young & W!LD's creative journey through the Mad Forest here
Playwright Caryl Churchill
Director Jonathan Lim
Set Designers young & W!LD and Jonathan Lim
Lighting Designer Kala Raman
Costume Designer Daphne Ong
Romanian Culture & Language Consultant Albert Simsensohn
Stage Combat Consultant Lim Yu-Beng
Movement Consultant Jonathan Lum
Production Manager Hang Qian Chou
Stage Managers Terence Tan & Eleanor Tan
Producer Tony Trickett
Candice de Rozario
Hang Qian Chou
Muhd Ghazali Muzakir
Tan Shou Chen
ST Life! Theatre Awards 2008
Winner, Best Ensemble
"… what the 13 performers accomplish(ed) is nothing short of breathtaking"SPH The Straits Times LIFE!
"…young & W!LD is becoming that rarest of rare things, a young people’s theatre group that can hold its ground with professional companies."The Flying Inkpot