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ABCD: Four Plays by Vertical Submarine


Wed Apr 3 2013, 8:00pm
Thu Apr 4 2013, 8:00pm
Fri Apr 5 2013, 8:00pm
Sat Apr 6 2013, 8:00pm

Where: TheatreWorks/72-13, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road , Clarke Quay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $35.00
  • Concession for full-time students, NSFs & Seniors above 55: $15.00
  • Preview on 3 April 2013: $25.00
  • Early Bird till 27 March 2013: $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: tingze

ABCD: Four Plays
Conceived and Directed by Vertical Submarine
TheatreWorks Associate Artistic Directors

"Foreplay was a French invention" -Ricardo Piglia

ABCD: Four Plays is inspired by a series of conversations between brother and sister, between a prostitute and her customer, between a man and his lover, between a traitor and his confidante. All the stories take place in a room, bedroom or dining room and the dialogues will be taken from three importnt 20th century Argentine writers: Roberto Arlt, Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortazar and one French writer, Marguerite Duras. Hence, Arlt, Borges, Cortazar and Duras (A,B,C,D). Aside from the alphabetical coincidence, all the stories reflect the impossibility of human relationship; the impossibility of dialogue.

Similar to some of Vertical Submarine’s previous projects such as Decomposition II (2008), Analogic (2009), Dust: A Recollection (2011), this performance will take the form of a reading.

Known primarily for their work as visual artists, Vertical Submarine made their first theatre piece, DUST – A Recollection, with TheatreWorks in 2011 and it was well-received by both audience and critics alike.

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