Afar 远角

Directed by Jalyn Han, in collaboration with Drama Box 戏剧盒

23-25 Aug 2012
Thurs – Sat, 8:00pm
Esplanade Theatre Studio
$25 excluding booking fees

Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles

Trapped in an unknown time, in an unknown corner afar, the only things five unknown souls could recall were the great uncertainties of their relationship.

Their attempts at retracing their paths are crushed by a bus accident of inexplicable consequences.

Soon, they realise the completeness and accuracy of their fast fading memories to be a matter of life and death.

How far can what they remember bring them?

A group of people wakes up from an accident to find that they are caught in the world of the inbetween, unsure if they are dead or alive. They start to reflect, and try to salvage whatever is left of their memory, while yearning for a glimpse of a beacon of hope somewhere Afar.

Afar is a breakthrough work of playwright Lee Shyh Jih. Lee is known for the sensual realism in his works, but with Afar, he takes you into the mystical realm of liminality.

Performed by Doreen Toh, Goh Seok Ai, Karen Tan, Tan Shou Chen, Tan Wan Sze
There will be a post-show discussion with the artists.

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Director’s statement:

我们都是这些奇奇怪怪的人的一份子,‘有形无形’地生活着,甚至没有疑问地过着大家所‘认同’的生活,有时还觉得挺有意思,有时觉得一点意思都没,有时又靠一些片段去回想一些记忆,证实自己曾经活过。

不知何处。不知何时。

不知自己认不认识的他人。不知认不认识自己的他人。
不知是否完整的记忆。不知是否准确的记忆。

一场车祸。没有伤亡。

看五个受困灵魂怎么确定自己是生是死。

远角是戏剧盒艺术伙伴李世炬编剧的破格创作。一反其擅长的抒情写实的情景,远角帶你进入神秘的中阴间。一群遇上车祸后的人,也不知道自己是死是活,面对巨变后,除了梳理以及,就希望看到远角处的风景。

由戏剧盒艺术伙伴韩雪卿执导

以华语演出,附英文字幕. 推荐给15岁以上的观众。

(时长一小时半,无中场休息)

演出过后,创作者将与观众进行演后交流

Afar 远角 is part of Esplanade Presents The Studios.

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