Based on the Singapore Folklore
Aliwal Arts Centre
29th, 30th & 31st May 2014
ABOUT THE PLAY
The play opens with a scene showing the daily life of the peaceful and fun-loving inhabitants of Temasek, the prosperous fishing village. Temasek is a strategic port of call in the most extensive and important trading route of that time. Success invites jealousy and precisely so, Temasek becomes the target of envious neighbours, pirates and looters. The peace-loving villagers of this tiny island are distraught and are unable to defend themselves.The villagers hold a council to discuss their predicament.
Audience will then be introduced to Jeev, a feisty young girl whose brilliant idea goes unnoticed. In the next few scenes, our esteemed actors will vividly dramatize the antics of the village leaders, evoking amusement and laughter.When nothing else works, Jeev is in the limelight again. In a succession of scenes, Jeev and her friends create a giant puppet figure of a fearsome creature named ‘SINGA’ to scare away the intruders.It was at this moment that a young prince, mesmerized by the majestic ‘SINGA’ renames the land as Singapura; establishes a Kingdom and together with the natives, develops it to achieve greater glory.
CONCEPT & STORY
Sunil, Liberty Fashion
Raju, Goodday Impex
R Chandaran, ACT 3 Theatrics
Kalimuthu, The Serangoon CC IAEC
Japhire Gopi Kannan, JA Group of Companies
FROM THE DIRECTOR
Singa to be was a vehicle to impart by knowledge and experience gain in the theatre and tv art for the past 25 years. I have had the opportunity to play various roles as an actor, director, lighting director, costumer and many more. The perks of starting a drama team at a tender age. My life has been a great due to constructive and happy moment is sent in theatre I wish for the same for the children and young adults. That was the reason which made me say an immediate yes when Anandha Kannan invited me to direct Singa. Working with and for children has been always rewarding. We have packed the play ambitiously to entice the audience to get the taste of various theatre styles. Hope to inspire more young hearts thru Singa and more!
- Rajesh Kannan, Director