MADE IN SINGAPORE: Rising Son (Written by Dick Lee)
Presented by SRT's Stage Two
27 Mar - 12 Apr 2014
DBS Arts Centre - Home of SRT
Two years ago, SRT entered into a great partnership with Bloomberg, who were keen to support SRT's proposed initiatives to develop new writing.
Bloomberg enabled us to fully put in place a proper playwright incubator programme to help writers. And now SRT's Stage Two are ready to present these three plays under our newly created "Made in Singapore" banner.
Rising Son, part one of the Family Trilogy, is written by Dick Lee. Set against the backdrop of the Japanese occupation, it tells the coming–of–age stories of his father, aunt and a Japanese army lawyer next door. Through the play, Dick hopes to offer the younger generation insight into what everyday life was like during the Japanese Occupation; and the older generation, a different perspective of the period. Rising Son takes you on a journey that is both personal and universal.
Rising Son is set during the Japanese invasion and occupation of Singapore between 1941 and 1945. 18 year–old Sunny (Tan Shou Chen) is enlisted as an ambulance orderly when the bombing starts, and does his best to protect his naïve, but headstrong, younger sister Ruby (Seong Hui Xuan) from the horrific realities of war.
Cast: Caleb Goh, Seong Hui Xuan, Tan Shou Chen
Director: Eric Ting
Set Designer: Wong Chee Wai
Costume Designer: Anthony Tan
Lighting Designer: Gabriel Chan
Sound Designer: Jeffrey Yue - Ctrl Fre@k
Projection Designer: Wee CHeng Low - Ctrl Fre@k
MADE IN SINGAPORE: A Wedding, A Funeral & Lucky, the Fish / Stand Behind The Yellow Line
Our first instalment from the Made in Singapore series ran to full houses. Thank you for the overwhelming support for new writing. We look forward to seeing you at the theatre for Rising Son.
"Made In Singapore’s debut double-bill undoubtedly served its primary function of providing a professional environment to hopefully kickstart the careers of these emerging playwrights." - TODAY
A Wedding, A Funeral and Lucky, the Fish (Written by Dora Tan)
"I was truly really deeply wholeheartedly happy after watching the play. The performance by the actors were nothing short of breathtaking as well." - www.justwatchlah.com
Stand Behind the Yellow Line (Written by Michelle Tan)
"This was a promising debut of a script." - TODAY