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ANAK

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ANAK

by The Necessary Stage (SG)

18 May 2024, Sat
4PM

19 May 2024, Sun
5PM
Black Box, Stamford Arts Centre

By Registration with $20 Refundable Deposit

Alvin Tan’s debut play weaves a compelling tale of love, acceptance, and family dynamics against the backdrop of ancestral worship. As the characters navigate their individual struggles, ANAK highlights the importance of ancestors in shaping their paths.

For SIFA 2024, The Necessary Stage has opted for an innovative presentation of ANAK. During the performance, the actors will be improvising the scenes of the play based on a narrative structure. In this way, the actors will fully own their characters, instead of just presenting a staged reading. Such an approach reflects The Necessary Stage’s devising methodology and spirit of theatrical exploration.

Adrian, a young teacher, faces a life-altering revelation when his homosexuality and relationship with Ben, an Asian-American banker, come to light. This disclosure sends ripples through the family, testing their attachments to societal norms and roles. The presence of the cheeky Peranakan matriarch adds depth and humour to this captivating two-act play set in Singapore and New York.


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1hr

18 years and above
R18 (Homosexual Theme)
English
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