13 June 2009

2 Singaporean plays presented @ TYPHOON 6

TYPHOON 6 Festival organized by the Yellow Earth Theatre Company.

2 Singaporean plays are presented at this year's TYPHOON 6 playreading festival. These plays include WONDERLAND by Singapore born/ New York based, Chay Yew and DIARY OF A MADWOMAN by Chin Woon Ping. New joint artistic directors Philippe Cherbonnier and Jonathan Man are also making their debuts with this season.

Wednesday, 24 June at 7.30 pm
WONDERLAND (Singapore/USA) by Chay Yew
directed by Jonathan Man
The rise and fall of an immigrant family full of hope and aspiration in the land of plenty. This poetic tale by one of the foremost Asian American playwrights beautifully captures the longing of a gay son who struggles against the hard working ethics of his father, an architect who will break the rules only once but with tragic consequences.

Thursday, 25 June at 7.30 pm
A DOUBLE BILL OF PLAYS directed by Philippe Cherbonnier
DIARY OF A MADWOMAN (Singapore) by Chin Woon Ping
When Aunty disappears, the relatives gather again to wait for some news. While they play mah-jong in the front room, the niece discovers a diary which reveals her aunt’s mounting obsession with cameras and the unnerving feeling of being watched all the time.

This hilarious short play takes us behind the scenes at Bunroc-Q, the hottest band rapping its way to the top. But “who are they really” is the question they find hardest to answer.

Click here for more information about other plays presented during TYPHOON 6.

Yellow Earth, the British East Asian theatre company, presents its sixth programme of new work by British East Asian writers in June 2009 as they launch a new creative partnership with Greenwich Theatre. This annual festival of international playreadings includes exciting new work from China, Singapore, Vietnam, America and the UK. In October 2009 the partnership with Greenwich continues with the world premieres of two fully produced plays at the venue, BOOM! from Singapore and WAVE from the USA.

21 – 25 June 2009
All tickets £5/ Concessions: £3
Book 3 or more plays for £3 each (£2 concessions)
Greenwich Theatre
Crooms Hill
London SE10 8ES
Box Office: 020 8858 7755