Earnest in Macau!
Dear friends and W!LD RICE Angels,
The Importance Of Being Earnest opens in Macau. It's been an incredible
journey that started back in 2009, when our groundbreaking, all-male production
of Oscar Wilde's classic play opened to sold-out audiences and great critical
acclaim. 49 performances in Singapore later, including a re-staging just last
year, we're thrilled to be bringing the show to the 25th Macau Arts Festival
and the exquisite Dom Pedro Theatre in Macau: the oldest Western-style theatre
in China. Somehow, we think that Wilde would be pleased to know that – close
to 120 years later – his work still lives, and will be performed over this
weekend by an all-male, all-Asian cast in China.
production – and this tour – would not be possible without the support and encouragement
of so many generous, warm-hearted people. We'd like to extend our most heartfelt
gratitude to Goh Ching Lee of Culture Link, the National Arts Council, the Singapore
International Foundation and all of our sponsors. Most importantly, we would
like to thank you, for having joined us in nurturing and honing this show by
being a member of the audience. Tonight, we are immensely proud to be flying
the Singapore flag high in Macau!
we get ready for the first of our sold-out shows this weekend, take a peek at
our travel diary and see what goes into bringing a production like Earnest on
tour. In this issue, we also take a look back at The House
Of Bernarda Alba in our interviews with lighting designer Lim Yu-Beng and assistant director
Marcia Vanderstraaten. It's hard to believe that production closed just six
weeks ago; even now, we can't get it out of our minds! Last but certainly not
least, we check in with our young & W!LD company, and find out what they've
been doing to get ready for their first public showcase in August.