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Kuo Pao Kun's Descendants of the Eunuch Admiral

When:

Thu Apr 30 2015, 8:00pm
Fri May 1 2015, 8:00pm
Sat May 2 2015, 3:00pm
Sat May 2 2015, 8:00pm
Sun May 3 2015, 3:00pm

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio , 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply

"...the more I discover, the more I am convinced that we were related, that I had to be a descendant of the Eunuch Admiral."

A powerful work about castration and politics, Descendants of the Eunuch Admiral recounts the legacy of the man responsible for China's most extensive maritime expeditions in the 15th century, the legendary eunuch, Admiral Zheng He. Using the metaphor of castration, parallels are drawn between the power struggles of court eunuchs and the displacement of modern beings who make sacrifices in their lives in order to survive in the highly competitive and industrious society.

Descendants was written by Singapore theatre doyen Kuo Pao Kun and is widely regarded as one of his finest works. In this bold and radical interpretation, director Jeff Chen challenges the audience to reconsider text and performance through a melange of visual and aural stimulation.

Written by Kuo Pao Kun
Directed by Jeff Chen
Performed by Koh Wan Ching, Jean Ng , Timothy Nga , Nora Samosir & Najib Soiman
And featuring the voices of Serene Chen, Nelson Chia, Julius Foo, Ivan Heng, Noor Effendy Ibrahim, Janice Koh, Lok Meng Chue, Lim Kay Siu, Lim Yu Beng, Neo Swee Lin, Remesh Panicker,
T. Sasitharan, Cindy Sim, Karen Tan, Lucas Yeo & Siti Khalijah Zainal.