3 - 7 Aug 2011
Drama Centre Black Box, Singapore
It's Chinese New Year and the only soldiers in camp on guard duty are Malay or Indian. That is, until Corporal Russell Lim turns up. Things start turning ugly when the insults start flying and all that’s taboo becomes fair game. By the end of the night, a Chinese and a Malay soldier are found dead.
Enter Investigating Officer Victor de Souza, who needs to uncover are the chain of events that have led to the tragedy.
The stakes are high because the incident has led to an eruption of tension between the Malay and Chinese communities in Singapore. Yet with each interview that he conducts, he plunges deeper into a labyrinth of slippery half-truths and sly omissions.
Can Officer de Souza arrive at the truth? Or will he be confronted with something so terrible that there is no other choice but a cover up?
Set in the claustrophobic confines of the army, Chong Tze Chien’s Charged interrogates the thorny issue of race with brutal honesty and a refreshing lack of political correctness.
Presented by Teater Ekamatra.
CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM
Playwright Chong Tze Chien
Director Zizi Azah Abdul Majid
Set Designer Izmir Ickbal
Lighting Designer Helmi Fita
Sound Designer Tini Aliman
Production Manager Sazali Hussain
Stage Manager Ezmir Hanafi
Aidil ‘Alin’ Mosbit
Tan Shou Chen
"… an explosive and volatile yet sensitive and nuanced… The script crackles with electricity…"The Flying Inkpot
"This gutsy play tackles truths with great writing…"SPH The Straits Times LIFE!
The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2011 WINNER
- Best Original Script - Chong Tze Chien
The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2011 NOMINATIONS
- Best Supporting Actor - Yazid Jalil
- Best Supporting Actress - Aidil ‘Alin’ Mosbit
- Best Supporting Actress - Serene Chen