Regarded amongst the most iconic of Singaporean theatre, Titoudao is back again for an amazing 5th staging that promises a refreshing treat with the same endearing taste! After sweeping the inaugural LIFE! Theatre Awards, including the coveted Play of the Year, this highly-acclaimed masterpiece has gone on to wow audiences from Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou to Cairo.
Titoudao transcends borders with its biographical elements and distinct Singaporean flavour; its reflexive play-within-a-play pronounces intimate struggles between an individual’s dreams and circumstances, brilliantly dissecting tensions between tradition and a society’s progress.
Tracing the life story of Madam Oon Ah Chiam, Titoudao portrays the struggles of this petite lady with big dreams, fighting against despairing personal states of poverty, gender inequality and shadowed marital vexations. Above all, invisible shackles from the diminishing state of her craft will confront all the strength and zeal that culminate in this inspirational tale of the person behind her most iconic character.
The stage shifts between Mdm Oon’s painful backstory and her mesmerizing Wayang performances as Titoudao. Against her vibrant comic male facade, the impassioned rendering of the actress’ ordeals highlight the unspoken currents beneath a time of rapid change and progression. Between the present theatrical form and traditional Wayang stage, the play sparkles with a mark of resilience as it presents the beauty of dreams and tradition.
|Date :||5 – 15 March 2015|
|Show Time :||3pm, Â 8pm|
|Duration :||120 minutes (with intermission)|
|Performing Language :||Multi-lingual with English Surtitles|
|Venue :||Drama Centre Theatre|
|Ticket Price :||$69, $59, $49 (Exclude $4Â SISTIC handling fee|
|Tickets Available From :||SISTIC/(65) 6348 5555/ www.sistic.com.sg|
|Enquiry Tel :||(65) 6222 1526|
|Playwright &Â Director||Goh Boon Teck|
|Opera Coach||Christopher Choo|
|Set Designer||Chris Chua|
|Lighting Designer||Adrian Tan|
|Hair Designer||Ashley Lim|
|Make Up Designer||Zennie Casann|
|Costume Stylist||Theresa Chan|
|Production Manager||Chan Lee Lee|
|Stage Manager||Samantha Chia|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Chong Wee Nee|
|Valeree Ray Lee|
|Props Mistress||Suan Yip Ling|
|Sound Engineer||Jing Ng|
|Master Electrician||Lee Kong Shen|
|Script Translator & Surtitle Op||Melissa Chin|