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Selected Works of Kuo Pao Kun  Directed By Claire Wong

When:

Thu Apr 30 2015, 7:30pm

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

Restrictions: All ages

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A well respected doyen of Singapore theatre, the late Kuo Pao Kun's oeuvre spans over four decades of English and Mandarin plays, many of which have been translated into different languages and staged around the world. Arguably the father of Singapore theatre, Kuo is lauded for gifting Singapore theatre with a rich cultural legacy, be it in paving new grounds or pioneering ways of art-making.

The Coffin is Too Big for the Hole revolves around a young man and his recurring nightmare when he, the eldest grandchild and surviving male descendant of his family, is tasked to oversee an appropriate burial.

A monologue about a man who gets caught up in a battle against bureaucracy over parking summons, No Parking on Odd Days is a tragicomic depiction of Singaporeans and their complaints against the government's inflexible micromanagement.

The Silly Little Girl and the Funny Old Tree follows the strange attachment a girl develops with an old, funny-looking tree in her school. When the tree faces the predicament of being cut down, the little girl finds herself defending her newfound friend against the onslaught of urban redevelopment.

The plays presented in this reading are selected excerpts from each script.