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May 12, 2018
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Support Local Talent In The Singapore Theatre Scene At LASALLE This 5 – 22 July

By Weijie Tan

International theatre, such as 1984 and Julius Caesar, has had its opportunity in the limelight here. Now, it’s time for Singapore’s contemporary theatre to shine, at Singapore Theatre Festival 2018.

Organised by W!LD RICE, the event will run from 5 – 22 July 2018 at LASALLE College of the Arts.

This year’s line-up includes eight brand-new plays, with plots ranging from exploring the tales of Sungei Road to the politics within a press office. Some of the highlights are Faghag, Press Gang and G.F.E.

G.F.E is short for Girl Friend Experience. This play tells a story of a man’s experience in the lorongs of geylang while he contemplates his existential crisis and former lovers. It contrasts a man’s conflict within himself, showing the schism of his actions and his values.

The playwright of G.F.E. Chong Boon Yong throws a thought-provoking question: Is the man really looking for a G.F.E… or is he trying to recover from one?

From depicting the snakes and politics in a corporate workspace to the handling of libellous news, playwright Tan Tarn How channels his years of experience as a former journalist into this dynamic work of art.

Two of the eight shows are already sold out so hurry!

Dates & Times: 5 – 22 July 2018, 7.30pm (Thurs to Sun), 3pm (Sat & Sun)

Prices: S$45 – S$75 (excluding S$4 SISTIC handling fee)

W!LD RICE’s Singapore Theatre Festival 2018: LASALLE College Of The Arts, 1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940 | Website | Facebook

Weijie Tan

Wei Jie is a hipster wannabe. He thinks that people who go to museums just to take photos for Instagram are really pretentious and mainstream; thus scavenging for the alternative places/ vintage clothing is his thing.