After their last outing at the Asian Youth Theatre Festival (AYTF) in 2018, The Second Breakfast Company (2BCo) are back to Singapore theatre and will be staging a rejuvenated version of The Hawker, which is written by new playwright – Aslam Shah.
What’s exciting about this upcoming display is that audiences will be sitting in a hawker centre setting amongst different characters to ‘eavesdrop’ on their intriguing stories!
With the nation fast progressing and many old buildings put up for enbloc or demolished to make way for bigger and better facilities, The Hawker reflects upon the loss of heritage and culture in our society.
In Singapore, where there are continuous plans to redevelop land and infrastructure, this new production will question humans’ relationship with space and to what extent does space define one’s identity? The upcoming production will leave audiences to ponder upon these themes while being in close proximity to the characters.
Stories of 9 different people from Singapore’s society converge in a hawker centre on its last day before closing down after 43 years to make way for redevelopment. With the nation fast progressing, what will it leave behind?
Directed by: Tan Hui Er
Assistant Director: Lynn Chia
Playwright: Aslam Shah
Lighting Design by: Woo E-Hui
Sound Design by: Vick Low
Set Design by: Shawne Yzleman, Eve Irdina, Irfan Hadi and Samuel Chia (Arts and Theatre Management Students from Republic Polytechnic)
Performed and Devised by:
Ong Yi Xuan
13 November, Wednesday, 8pm
14 November, Thursday, 8pm
15 November, Friday, 8pm
16 November, Saturday, 3pm & 8pm
17 November, Sunday, 3pm & 8pm
Aliwal Arts Centre, Multi-purpose Hall
28 Aliwal Street
Rating: Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content and Coarse Language)
Tickets are available on Eventbrite here.