Poop! (2009)

30 April 2009 – 3 May 2009 @ Theatre Studio, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Synopsis

A GRANDMOTHER bargains with divine powers to release her SON’S soul from hell after he had committed suicide. She brings him home, and instills in her GRANDDAUGHTER that her dead father is amongst them; he is reincarnated as the table and the fan that they love so much. 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, drinks a cup of Milo and watches her GRANDDAUGHTER take her final march towards her deathbed in a kind of apocalpytic graphic novel meets Victorian-era toy theater, prompting the GRANDDAUGHTER to ask, "when is life worth living; when is death worth celebrating?"

Written and Directed by: Chong Tze Chien
Starring: Janice Koh, Jean Ng, Julius Foo, Neo Swee Lin

(Source: The Finger Players Flyer)


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Poop! (2009), Flyer
Flyer for Poop! (2009).
The Finger Players
Recorded: 30 April 2009