Café by Joel Tan - The Twenty-Something Theatre Festival 2016!

Something terrible is happening in Singapore. It's coming from the sky, from across the sea, from under our feet. Meanwhile, five people find themselves in a cafe in Singapore. Two customers talk obliviously about waffles, selfies and truffle fries while the three cafe staffers wait helplessly for their shift to finish as the calamity draws closer and closer, threatening to burst right through the windows. What does it mean to live comfortably in a world that's never kept still? How do we remain in the world and make peace with it? Can we be nicer to wait staff? More questions than answers, and shot through with the ambivalence of living in modern Singapore, this is a play about the way we live and the things we hope for.

Joel Tan is a playwright and performer. Recent work includes The Way We Go (Checkpoint Theatre, 2014) and Mosaic (Take Off Productions, 2015). He was dramaturg and director for You Are Here, a theatrical memoir written and performed by poet Pooja Nansi. He is an Associate Artist with Checkpoint Theatre.

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Ellison Tan Yuyang, Erwin Shah Ismail, Jasmine Xie, Joshua Lim, Zee Wong

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Event Timeline
  • The event description was updated. Diff 2016-04-18 12:24:34
Jun 16 - Jun 19, 2016
[ Thu ] - [ Sun ]
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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16 June (Thursday), 8.00pm $37.00
17 June (Friday), 8.00pm $37.00
18 June (Saturday), 3.00pm $37.00
18 June (Saturday), 8.00pm $37.00
19 June (Sunday), 8.00pm $37.00

On sale until Jun 19, 2016, 8:00:00 PM

Venue Address
90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053 Singapore
15 minutes drive from the city centre and 5 minutes walk from the nearest Mountbatten MRT Station (Exit B). More information can be found here: https://www.goodmanartscentre.sg/visit/direction/
The Twenty-Something Theatre Festival 2016