Lear Dreaming

Lear_DreamingDoes it make TheatreWorks' artistic director Ong Keng Sen a madman with his crazy feat of recreating Shakespeare's King Lear in different Asian cultures, languages and art forms?

Apparently not. Since Lear Dreaming's premiere in Japan, supported by the Japan Foundation Asia Centre in 1997, it has grew into an intercultural theatre production – performed in Bahasa Indonesia, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin with English subtitles – and was performed in nine cities in the Asia-Pacific and Europe. Ong explores the critically acclaimed work through the medium of Japanese Noh theatre, specifically on the themes of power, patriarchy and succession.

Besides being one of the few plays that spans across various Asian art forms, Learn Dreaming should not be missed – especially if you are a fan of Noh master Umewaka Naohiko.

Date/time: 31 May 2012, 8pm 1 June 2012, 8pm
Venue: SOTA Drama Theatre
Prices: SGD45 or SGD25. Tickets may be purchased at any Sistic outlets or at its website.

Related links: Singapore Arts Festival website, Sistic website

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