Wild Rice Announces Three New Shows To Close 2023 On A High Note

26 June 2023 – Wild Rice today announced the final three shows of its 2023 season: PSYCHOBITCH, G*D IS A WOMAN and SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS.

A Thrilling New Gender Power Play

Written with dark humour and searing insight by Amanda Chong, Psychobitch introduces us to overachieving journalist Anya Samuel just as her fiancé tasks her to explain the four times she has cried in public since they started dating.

Directed by Pam Oei and starring Sindhura Kalidas, this thought-provoking one-woman show boldly dissects gender power dynamics and the subtle shades of toxic relationships.

Psychobitch speaks of the stereotype associated with female emotionalism, but Anya Samuel’s journey is one that all of us have been on,” says Chong. “Ultimately, this play is about our deeply human desire to be fully known and fully loved, and the toxic circumstances we often tolerate to fulfil that, until we come to know our worth. As Anya examines her life with wit and vulnerability, I hope she gives us permission to laugh at ourselves and, above all, to hope.”

A Side-Splitting Satire about Singapore’s Cancel Culture

Howlingly funny and gleefully irreverent in equal measure, Joel Tan’s G*d Is A Woman explores what happens when a fake petition to cancel Ariana Grande gets taken so seriously that her upcoming concert in Singapore comes under threat.

A devastatingly sharp satire on censorship, complaint culture and moral outrage on the Singaporean internet, this brand-new play will be directed by Ivan Heng, Wild Rice’s Founding Artistic Director.

“In writing this play, I’m taking revenge on the killjoys who run our country. But rest assured it’s very equal-opportunity – everyone gets slagged for taking themselves too seriously,” says Tan. “I hope audiences walk away from the show a little damp, because I just want them to laugh so hard that they end up peeing themselves a little!”

The Perfect Musical Comedy For The Whole Family

Wild Rice is also set to continue its annual holiday tradition of entertaining the entire family with Alfian Sa’at’s Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, a hilarious, heartwarming musical comedy that puts a joyously Singaporean spin on one of the world’s most beloved fairy tales.

This reimagined production will be directed by Hossan Leong, with a brand-new cast led by Chua Enlai as the Queen, Nadya Zaheer as Snow White, and Siti Khalijah Zainal as the Magic Mirror.

First staged in 2008, this riotously funny musical marked the first time Alfian tried his hand at writing a Wild Rice pantomime – which meant that he had to create a show that would play as satisfactorily for children and adults.

“I’m excited to see how children will respond to the familiar story of Snow White – now that it comes with new layers, where it deals with themes such as the pursuit of perfection and how this affects one’s self-image and self-esteem,” says Alfian.

“While Snow White is the protagonist, I think many will identify with the dwarves – as misfits who have been banished – because they do not conform to certain norms. I hope that the audience will leave the show feeling hopeful that difference is not something to be afraid of, but something that we can acknowledge and celebrate.”

Tickets for all three shows are now on sale. Audiences will enjoy a 15% Early Bird discount on all Category 1 & 2 tickets purchased from now till 12 July 2023.

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