4 - 23 Apr 2006
Drama Centre Theatre, Singapore
Lust… Desire... Sex… Underwear?!
THE MAGIC FUNDOSHI is a saucy comedy made up of three parables poking fun at human frailties and our fleshly instincts. With naughtily sparkling wit, wacky slapstick action and sumptuous sets and costumes, THE MAGIC FUNDOSHI promises an exuberant evening of pure unadulterated joy!
The Perfect Servants
The servants of two noble Japanese households are willing to do anything and everything to uphold the public reputations of their lazy master and mistress. Their determination to keep up appearances leads to hilarious consequences when they find themselves staging a passionate courtship on behalf of their employers – from writing letters and serenades, to a full-blown hair-down legs-up lovers’ rendezvous!!
The Magic Fundoshi
Taro-Kaja has left his fundoshi at his mistress’ home, and must find a replacement before his wife discovers his infidelity. With a cunning strategy inspired by “the emperor’s new clothes”, he tricks a passing samurai into giving up his fundoshi (loin cloth) in exchange for a ‘magic’ one - which is only visible to adoring female eyes!
The Misplaced Goddess
When the revealingly-dressed statue of the Goddess of Love and Potency goes missing, two sham priests and two lecherous pilgrims frantically take turns posing as the statue to avoid being accused of stealing it. The shenanigans escalate into a riotous wild-goose chase - but there’s more to come! Soon, the Goddess herself appears…
CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM
Playwright Donald Richie
Director Glen Goei
Music Philip Tan
Production/Scenic Designer Ivan Heng
Lighting Designer Yo Shao Ann
Costume Designer Moe Kasim
Hair & Wig Designer Ashley Lim
Make-up Designer M.A.C Cosmetics
Production Manager Pierre-André Salim
Stage Manager Juraidah Rahman
Producer Tony Trickett
Koh Boon Pin
"A bawdy, delightful, laugh-a-minute outing. The Magic Fundoshi is a fine, and increasingly rare, celebration of pure, mindless comedy."SPH - The Straits Times
"Highly entertaining, intelligent in its subtlety and hilarious in its high comic drama."SPH - The Business Times