Poop! (2010)

2 September 2010 – 2 May 2010 @ Theatre Studio, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Synopsis

Poop! chronicles the aftermath of a suicide: A GRANDMOTHER bargains with divine powers to release her SON’S soul from hell. Failing which, she brings him home; she takes over the reins of bringing up her GRANDDAUGHTER, while keeping her DAUGHTER-IN-LAW at bay, saving the GRANDDAUGHTER all for herself She tries to instill in her GRANDDAUGHTER that death is merely a joke, that there’s nothing to cry about as she takes her on a mind trip towards the underworld and purgatory — set against an all-too-familiar urban backdrop of fast food restaurants, underground trains, verdant pastures, and SBS buses.

These personal fantasies of the afterlife are challenged however when her GRANDDAUGHTER contracts a terminal illness.

The GRANDMOTHER fights with her DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, converses with the spirit of her SON, goes back in time, drinks a cup of Milo and watches her GRANDDAUGHTER take her final march towards her deathbed in a kind of apocalyptic graphic novel meets Victorian-era toy theatre.

The never-ending days of mourning are brought to lurid 3-dimensional, high-definition life as the agonizing wait for the ultimate redemption is an imprisonment in the realm between living and non-living on earth.

Director/Playwright: Chong Tze Chien

Lighting Designer: Lim Woan Wen
Sound Designer: Darren Ng
Production Designer: Oliver Chong

Production Stage Manager: Joanna Goh
Assistant Stage Manager: Chia Hui Chew

Production Administrator: Natalie Chai
Publicity Designer: Make

Cast: Janice Koh, Jean Ng, Julius Foo, Neo Swee Lin, Ang Hui Bin

(Source: Synopsis from The Finger Players Website and Credits from The Finger Players Programme)


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credits

Chong Tze Chien
Playwright, Director
Lim Woan Wen
Lighting Designer
Darren Ng
Sound Designer
Oliver Chong
Production Designer
Joanna Goh
Production Stage Manager
Chia Hui Chew
Assistant Stage Manager
Natalie Chai
Production Administrator

artefacts

Poop! (2010), Programme
Programme for Poop! (2010).
The Finger Players
Recorded: 2 September 2010