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Wed Sep 4 2013, 8:00pm
Thu Sep 5 2013, 8:00pm
Fri Sep 6 2013, 8:00pm
Sat Sep 7 2013, 3:00pm
Sat Sep 7 2013, 8:00pm

Where: The Necessary Stage Black Box, 278 Marine Parade Road, Marine Parade, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Over 13 years: $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply

English, Malay & Japanese with english Subtitles

The Necessary Stage
Mobile 2: Flat Cities
モバイル2 フラット・シティーズ

On the cusp of Japan's surrender during World War II, a Japanese general suffers a stroke and is tended to by a Malay gardener. As they spar, having heated debates about the war, the present is revealed: a Japanese man in a relationship with an Indian woman in Kuala Lumpur; his ex-wife coming to grips with an astrologer's predictions; their son, studying in the United States and confronted by his classmates about Japan's past.

A multilingual production featuring artists from Singapore, Malaysia and Japan, Mobile 2: Flat Cities casts the spotlight on stories of personal, social and universal struggles across Asian cities.

The play is The Necessary Stage's long-awaited follow up to the critically-acclaimed Mobile, which premiered at the 2006 Singapore Arts Festival and toured to Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo.

Director Alvin Tan (Singapore)
Playwright Haresh Sharma (Singapore)
Dramaturg Ken Takiguchi (Japan | Singapore)
Cast: Shoichi Ayada (Japan)
Sharda Harrison (Singapore)
Akihiro Hashimoto (Japan)
Chihiro Hirai (Japan)
Doppo Narita (Malaysia | Japan)
Najib Soiman (Singapore)