Trees, A Crowd by Irfan Kasban - The Twenty-Something Theatre Festival 2016!

A highway needs to be built but in its path, a 150-year-old tree stands. The road can take an alternative route but on that path, there is another tree - 50-year-old tree planted by the former Prime minister. The Society of Flora and Roots (SoFaR), a volunteer-based organisation, debate before signing a petition on which tree should be uprooted. When all else fails, they conduct a public forum to decide which is more important, the preservation of our natural past, or the re-imagined history that someone planted.

Irfan Kasban is a freelance theatre maker who writes, directs, designs, and at times, performs. The former Associate Artistic Director of Teater Ekamatra, who attended the prestigious La MaMa Umbria International Symposium for Directors 2012, was responsible for mentoring MEREKA, an incubation programme for young theatre enthusiasts. He wrote and directed works including CLASSIFIED: Projek Congkak (White Box Festival 2006), Keep Clear (Open Studio, Singapore Arts Festival 2010), Hantaran Buat Teater Ekamatra main season shows; This Placement (2012), TAHAN (2013), A Beautiful Chance Encounter of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella on an Operating Table (2014) and ANA (Projek Suitcase 2015). Last year Irfan’s play TAHAN, was selected for Esplanade’s Fifty – a celebration of seminal Singaporean works.

Jo Tan, Faizal Abdullah, Shafiqhah Efandi, Xin Xuan

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Jun 9 - Jun 12, 2016
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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Black Box, Block M, #01-53, Goodman Arts Centre
9 June (Thursday), 8.00pm $37.00
10 June (Friday), 8.00pm $37.00
11 June (Saturday), 3.00pm $37.00
11 June (Saturday), 8.00pm $37.00
12 June (Sunday), 8.00pm $37.00

On sale until Jun 12, 2016, 10:00:00 PM

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