Tuesday, August 9, 2011

S+S Theatre 2011: Running Order (updated 3 September)

Week 1: 19 -22 Oct 2011

The performance will begin on 8.30pm every night at Pentas 2, klpac.

Here is the actual running order for the performance.

1. Russell Crowe, Gupta and the Dalek

Playwright: Jackie Greenland

Director: John Newman

Unlikely! Unexpected! Certainly never dreamt of. On a rain swept windy afternoon, movie star Russell Crowe finds salvation in Gupta’s Bollywood taxi when he saves the life of a crazed Dalek.

2. Best Ever Creation Story Contest

Playwright: Eoin Carney

Director: Elaine Foster

Everyone’s competing in the inaurugal “Best Ever Creation Story Contest”. Who will win? The Bible’s pretty confident, and Big Bang theory thinks it’s all a formality. And who’s fit to judge this contest anyway?

3. Sky High Heels For Mami

Playwright: Loshana a/p K Shagar

Director: Tavleen Tarrant

Mami’s old-fashioned opinion on high-heeled shoes is challenged when she receives a gift of sky-high heels. Will she embrace the modern gift, or dismiss it as something worn by prostitutes?

4. Life Decisions

Playwright: BB Ostella Adam

Director: Kent Tan

Choosing a school, finding a job, how you live, and how you die – how many of these life decisions are made by us or for us?

5. Caretaker

Playwright: Calvin Wong

Director: Jeremy Ooi

Laurie is dying. Her two brothers disagree, violently, on her course of treatment. Holed up in Laurie's hospital room, Rob and Jay orbit helplessly around their grief, uncertainty, and anger.

6. Because The World Needs Unicorns

Playwright: Cerise De Gelder

Director: Jude James

A desperate refugee begs for safe haven and is met with rigid rules and red tape. But he hasn’t arrived on a boat…he needs to get on one!

7. I Am Not Julia Roberts!

Playwright: Nandang Abdul Rahman

Director: Malik Taufiq

Life goes on at least until an anonymously sent wedding invitation forces 2 men to face the facts that they have a problem with letting go of the past.

8. Who Moved My Donut?

Playwright: Tita Wariss

Director: Megat Sharizal

A constant conflict of life created by our confusing and evolving life standards discussed from a sweet and roundy perspective.

9. Boleh Saya Bantu?

Playwright: Ashraf Zain

Director: Ooi Kee How

Sometimes help is just a call away.

10. The Beginning

Playwright: Natalie Heng

Director: Derian Yew

The Beginning delves into the complexities of a history contained in Tina, and reveals how wounds raw from the past also make us ripe for the impact of new encounters in the future.

Every new beginning grows from the darkness of someone’s past.

11. When You Can't Stop Running (不停奔跑暴走记)

Playwright: Freddy Tan

Director: Goo Zhuan Xuan

Jason found himself in a strange condition – he can’t stop running. He just couldn't stop. If you were in his shoes, what would you do?

12. The Joy of Solitude

Playwright: Dean Lundquist

Director: Mark Beau De Silva

Charlie Sumac's lifestyle is forever changed when he inadvertently locks himself in his apartment.

Week 2: 26 -29 Oct 2011

1. Echo

Playwright: Toby Teh

Director: Khalilul Rahman

What happens when you can't see where your dreams will take you?

You follow your heart.

2. Significant

Playwright: Alexis Wong

Director: Edward Liew

A late night cigarette prompts two women to ponder about their significance.

3. Failing Elijah

Playwright: Alex Chua

Director: Dinesh Kumar

Elijah has been a naughty girl. A very naughty girl and now she is called in to see the headmistress of her school. Perhaps she has gone too far, perhaps she has not, but how she fares in this meeting will decide her future at their school.

4. These Things We Talk About

Playwright: Shiva Shobitha

Director: Calvin Wong

Ambiguity manifests itself in many forms throughout our lives. "These things we talk about..." is a collection of moments captured through unadulterated conversations that explore the ambiguity faced in everyday relationships.

5. Cargone

Playwright: John Newman

Director: Amir Yunos

Life as it could be living in a realm somewhere between the reality of the stage and reality itself.

6. Birthday

Playwright: Jon Chew

Director: Nurul Badriah

Man, and his illusion of true love.

7. Shit Gets Too Personal

Playwright: Sharon Lam

Director: Christopher Ling (Not eligible for Best Director award)

Shit Gets Too Personal chronicles the struggles of a woman who has recently decided to come out of the closet, so to speak. But with so many skeletons in her closet, will her coming out prove to be a haunting experience instead?

8. Thank God We're Italians!

Playwright: Catherine Ooi

Director: Karanbir Hundal

Ah, Italians. A comedy of manners with Godfathers, Padres, prima donnas, and mama’s boys, with all the sauciness of an Opera Buffa!

9. The Rice of the Kaiser

Playwright: Cheah Ui Hua

Director: Yusuf Amin

In order to eliminate the Juice, all you need is a beer hall putsch. Sometimes a shove. And for dessert: Luftwaffles.

10. Malaysia's First Catholic Hippo

Playwright: Terence Toh

Director: Ivan Gan

An unexpected visitor throws a church into disarray. Is he a gift or a curse?

11. Cast Adrift

Playwright: Patrick Christopher Lee

Director: Freddy Tan

Water, water everywhere, not a drop to drink. Ocean-stranded four are there, pushed on to the brink.

12. Rupert and the Seven Russian Email Brides

Playwright: Alex Broun (Not eligible for Best Script award)

Director: Kelvin Wong

When Petra meets Rupert one day at work, he seems quite nice. Maybe they could go out sometime. But first she has to fight off the competition - Darya, Tatyana, Vera, Alena, Sabryn B, Natalia and Olga. A comedy about being very, very lucky in love.

Congratulations to all selected directors and playwrights! Future correspondence between S+S Malaysia and the respective groups will be done via the Directors.

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