19 Sep – 7 Oct 2007
Drama Centre Theatre, Singapore
David Lee, NUS student and President of the Association of Students for Self Expression (ASS), takes it upon himself to launch The Campaign to Confer the Public Service Star on JBJ. His plucky project takes him on an amazing adventure with both expected and surprising twists and turns.
Clara Tang, rising star of the Civil Service, is tasked to exercise damage control. In the most challenging mission of her career, she finds herself navigating the maze of New Singapore and Old Constraints.
So, would such a campaign be possible today?
Written by Eleanor Wong and directed by Ivan Heng, THE CAMPAIGN TO CONFER THE PUBLIC SERVICE STAR ON JBJ is a hilarious look at the boundaries of fearless expression in Singapore! With Pam Oei and Rodney Oliveiro playing a carnival of characters, and a rousing soundtrack by Freddy Mercury & Queen, this fantastical account of an unlikely petition to publicly recognise an unsung hero, unfolds into a wildly imaginative exposé of possible official reactions.
Playwright Eleanor Wong
Director Ivan Heng
Set Designers Ivan Heng & Brian Gothong Tan
Lighting Designer Mac Chan
Multimedia Designer Brian Gothong Tan
Costume Designer Moe Kasim
Hair Designer Ashley Lim
Make-up Designer M.A.C
Stage Manager Elnie Mashari
Production Manager Koh Bee Bee
Producer Tony Trickett
"Rodney Oliveiro’s flawless imitation of Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew’s distinctive accent gave the play a surreal shot of power."The Straits Times LIFE!
"Pam Oei was not just a tour de force but an entire ensemble unto herself."SPH Business Times
"One of the best satires of Singapore governance."The Flying Inkpot