WILD RICE is 20 in 2020!

  • Shawne Wang
  • 7 November 2019
Over the past 20 years, WILD RICE has blazed a trail, creating and presenting the best of Singapore theatre, touring the world whilst nurturing generations of young talents and audiences.

To celebrate this milestone, we are proud to present a season that truly represents the best of WILD RICE. These productions have fired the public imagination in Singapore and around the world, and we are excited to reimagine them for our very intimate new theatre at Funan.

In the first six months of the year, you can expect to enjoy some of the world’s most beloved classics, with a very WILD twist! Come and be swept away on a cloud of love and laughter by our cheeky all-male adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance Of Being Earnest. And you’re invited to a dinner party in our bold reimagining of J.B. Priestley’s psychological thriller, An Inspector Calls, just before the spectre of a mysterious death shows up on the doorstep.

At the same time, we will be bringing back two modern Singaporean classics that WILD RICE is proud to call our own – Grandmother Tongue, a hilarious, heartbreaking look at the loss of dialects and how it has alienated our older generation; and HOTEL, a sweeping epic that will take you on an exhilarating adventure across a hundred years of Singapore history.

We’re also proud to serve as a venue showcasing the best of Singapore’s performing arts scene. Check out Teater Ekamatra’s Berak, a gripping examination of grief and grieving; the debut of The Concordia Quartet – Singapore’s newest string quartet; In Our Manner of Speaking, The Opera People’s thought-provoking song cycle that shines a spotlight on the stigma against HIV/AIDS; and Jason Wee’s arresting performance-installation, Quora Fora: A Rehearsal, for the 2019 Singapore Biennale.

And that’s just the first half of 2020!

Over the past 20 years, WILD RICE has blazed a trail, creating and presenting the best of Singapore theatre, touring the world whilst nurturing generations of young talents and audiences.

We would like to express our most profound gratitude to our patrons, supporters and WILD RICE Angels, without whom none of this would have been possible.

Last, but not least – thank you, dear audience, for your support. You are whom we do it all for, and we hope that this season will inspire, challenge and entertain you.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to the theatre!

My best,

Ivan Heng

Read more about the Season!

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