17 Jul - 11 Aug 2002
The Room Upstairs @ 42 Waterloo Street, Singapore
“On the day she died, Ang Tau Mui went shopping.”
Single and fighting her 40s, Ang Tau Mui is fast on the way to becoming an “Auntie”. But in spite of society's prejudices, she knows herself to be a “Modern Woman”, who has worked hard for the freedom to live as she sees fit.
She disregards conventions, and sometimes the law, and is not above the temptations of the flesh. It’s her life after all, and she runs the cleanest loos in the land!
Hounded by security guards, hit on by seedy suitors, Ang Tau Mui's life has none of the glamour of her idol, 1960's Hong Kong movie superstar Lin Dai. And neither retail therapy nor her rose-scented air freshener offers much solace for broken dreams.
Her story begins on the last day of her life, when armed with her wry sense of humour, she goes on her final shopping trip, "looking for something to buy"...
W!LD RICE presents Selena Tan as Ang Tau Mui, in Leow Puay Tin's internationally acclaimed play about the aspirations of a toilet cleaner. Directed by Ivan Heng, and a brand new collaboration with Casey Lim (Visual and Media Artist), Jason Ang (Er Hu), and the Chinese Opera Institute, ANG TAU MUI is a humorous, bittersweet tale about Living and Loving in the Big City.
CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM
Playwright Leow Puay Tin
Director Ivan Heng
Musician & Composer Jason Ang
Set Designer Ivan Heng
Lighting Designer Ivan Heng
Video Artist Casey Lim
Costume Designer Lai Chan
Hair Stylist Ashley Lim
Stage Manager Samuel Tay
Producer Doris Lee
Selena Tan as Ang Tau Mui
"Beautiful, witty, and with a fascinating plot, Leow has proved herself to be a writer who dares to be different."The Star, Kuala Lumpur
"Selena Tan has an absolutely flawless sense of timing and exquisite economy."SPH The Straits Times
“Selena finds range and depth in her portrayal of this driven woman whose cries of ‘I want’ cannot be satisfied.”SingaporeTheatreReviews.net
"Yet another immaculate piece of directing from Ivan Heng. Selena Tan convinces and engages at every level."Passion99.5FM
"Heng eschews the kitchen sink ‘nobody-knows-the-trouble-I’ve-seen’ approach for something much hipper, funnier and ultimately more devastating."Time Out, London
"A successful visual feast. Now this is a lesson in making more out of less, and could rightly set some larger-scaled productions on a walk down the hall of shame."Happening.com