Framed, by Adolf (2018)

15 June 2018 – 17 June 2018 @ Victoria Theatre


A seller peddles a great and undiscovered artwork allegedly painted by Adolf Hitler himself. The controversial but artistically ground-breaking work could potentially shock the art world and rewrite history. Behind this art work lies a greater and incredible story about the seller’s Grandfather - a Jewish simpleton who was mistakenly tried as a Nazi war criminal for owning this Hitler painting.

Hoping to authenticate the work, raise its value and restore her grandfather’s good name, the seller hawks this newly-discovered painting to a calculative billionaire, a cynical auctioneer, and a cautious professor.

However, none of them believe that her grandfather had bought the painting from Hitler himself, much less that he had concealed his true identity by adopting a new name and persona as a Aryan-German, and subsequently a Nazi soldier, just to prevent this great art work by Hitler from falling into the wrong hands.

As the auctioneer, professor and billionaire seek to uncover the truth behind the seller’s story about her grandfather and his Hitler painting, a deeper truth about falsehoods, injustice and historical whitewashing emerges.

The Finger Players presents a thrilling new work by award-winning director/playwright Chong Tze Chien.

Framed, by Adolf promises to intrigue and stir your imagination, provoke and tickle your senses, and haunt your consciousness and conscience.

Director & Playwright: Chong Tze Chien

Starring: Serene Chen, Joshua Lim, Timothy Nga, Darius Tan, Tan Shou Chen, Zee Wong
Puppeteers: Ang Hui Bin, Myra Loke

Set Designer: Chan Silei 
Sound Designer & Music Composer: Darren Ng
Sound Associate: Jing Ng
Lighting Designer: Lim Woan Wen
Costume Designers: Max Tan, Yuan Zhiying 
Puppetry & Props Designers & Makers: Ang Hui Bin, Myra Loke, Daniel Sim

Make-Up Artist: The Make Up Room 
Hair Stylist: Ashley Salon
Production Manager: Lam Dan Fong

(Source: The Finger Players Website)


Chong Tze Chien
Director, Playwright
Ang Hui Bin
Puppet Designer, Props Designer, Puppeteer, Puppet Maker, Props Maker


Framed, by Adolf (2018), Review
Too deep in the plot Can even the devil be capable of beauty? This is one of several intriguing thoughts surrounding art and politics raised within the first act of Framed, by Adolf. Framed, the second piece in a thematic trilogy by playwright and director Chong Tze Chien centred on Hitler, is quite unlike his earlier non-linear, non-realistic work, Starring Hitler as Jekyll and Hyde (2016). Framed opens with The Seller (Serene Chen) having separate conversations with The Prof
Jocelyn Chng
Reviewed: 16 June 2018