“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
– Albert Einstein
W!LD RICE celebrates our 15th anniversary in 2015.
To mark this milestone, which coincides with Singapore’s 50th anniversary celebrations, the company will present ‘imagiNATION’, a season of exciting new productions inspired by the stars of the Singapore flag.
The productions will include:
- Public Enemy, an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s powerful and timely classic, directed by Glen Goei and starring Ivan Heng and Lim Kay Siu, which will challenge the easy assumptions associated with DEMOCRACY;
- Another Country, a Singapore-Malaysia co-production that brings together the finest writers and performers from both sides of the Causeway to reflect on the history, culture and PEACE shared by two countries that were separated at birth;
- HOTEL, a stirring epic that observes Singapore’s PROGRESS through the prism of one hotel room and its inhabitants over the past ten decades. A Singapore International Festival of Arts commission, this production is written by Alfian Sa’at and Marcia Vanderstraaten, and directed by Ivan Heng and Glen Goei; and
- The Emperor’s New Clothes, a brand-new pantomime directed by Pam Oei and scripted by Joel Tan, that adds a cheeky local twist to Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale about EQUALITY.
“WR15 coincides, of course, with SG50,” said Ivan Heng, Artistic Director of W!LD RICE. “The entire country will be caught up in a year-long celebration of what makes us uniquely Singaporean, and we plan to join in the festivities in our very own W!LD way.”
“Inspired by the stars of our flag, our goal is to give expression to the aspirations and values that have brought us thus far as a nation, and to understand them in the context of an increasingly complex modern society. Audiences can look forward to a surprising, thought-provoking and perhaps more nuanced celebration of who we are, and what it means to live in Singapore today.”
W!LD RICE’s ‘imagiNATION’ season runs from April 2015.