3 - 20 Jul 2013
The Singapore Airlines Theatre
LASALLE, College of the Arts, Singapore
"Regardless of race, language, religion or… place of birth?"
Is the Singapore identity under threat? At the moment, one out of every four Singapore residents was born outside of the country. According to the controversial Population White Paper, by 2030 the number of residents on the island is projected to hit 6.9 million, with 55% born in Singapore.
The influx of immigrants and foreign workers has resulted in a rising tide of anti-foreigner sentiments. They have been blamed for overcrowding on public transport, escalating property prices and wage depression.
There are concerns that some of them are forming their own separate enclaves and have yet to be seamlessly integrated into Singaporean society. There are worries that they might form a docile and grateful vote bank in future elections.
With testimonies assembled from a series of interviews, Cook a Pot of Curry dives headlong into these red-hot issues. The play will be directed by Glen Goei, featuring a six-member ensemble cast comprising some of Singapore’s most versatile actors.
Advisory: 16 years and above (Some Mature Content)
CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM
Playwright Alfian Sa’at
Director Glen Goei
Choreographer Khek Ah Hock Aaron
Set Designer Wong Chee Wai
Lighting Designer Adrian Tan
Sound Designer The Gunnery – Azmi Jaffar, Paul Searles, Ben Rosen
Hair Designer Ashley Lim
Make-Up Designer Beno Lim (M.A.C.)
Production Manager Leong Mun Hoi
Stage Manager Zhang Shanshan
Producer Tony Trickett
Neo Swee Lin
"Director Glen Goei does well with this absolutely watertight ensemble of Rishi Budhrani, Nelson Chia, Noorlinah Mohamed, Neo Swee Lin, Najib Soiman and Judee Tan. They are expertly cast and deliver wonderful performances as they cycle through a huge range of characters"SPH The Straits Times Life!
"This is a good pot of Curry"SPH The Straits Times Life!
"The play entertains enormously with its many jokes, musical numbers and terrific acting…"The Business Times
"This Curry certainly has bite..."The Business Times
"… a thought-provoking and entertaining experience at the theatre, with enough hard truths to poke at your conscience"Buttons in the Bread
"…this play is a must-watch for every Singaporean."theurbanwire.com
"Like your usual dose of curry, this play may fill your gut with a pleasant taste in the first few sips, but it will shock you with its bursts of sharp and spicy humour when you least expect it. Yum."youth.sg