The first shows of SIFA proper opened tonight: Kumar's Living Together and Nanyang: The Musical!
I decided to take up a little suggestion of my friend Eugene Tan (aka Becca d'Bus) and get instant criticism from ordinary audience members after the performance. These are the folks at the debut of Kumar's Living Together in Serangoon Central:
Unfortunately, everyone is being a little too kind. Folks aren't willing to share their honest opinions about the show's problems with me - except for the one guy who said it was like "The Hunger Games", and refused to have his photo taken or to elaborate.
The only criticism I wrung out of them was this:
More about that later.