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Poor Theatre Series

Date:12 - 22 November 2009

Venue:The Theatre Practice | Studio 4


Three women on a stage
Shadows rooted and fleeting
A diary. An encyclopedia. A cello.
Wander lost between the margins

The first she is disheveled and dirty
A pale white face in imagined threads
The second she is tidy and clean
Gorged on knowing with each anxious minute
The third she is young and fair
Existing echoed in the strains of her music

They don’t turn left-or-right
Eyes never cast about
Blink and they will lose their way   
Each pacing and racing a familiar path
Spacing. Running. Searching.
Not leaving. Not arriving.
A diary forgotten with yesterday’s pain
Treading on the same un-turning page
Only the cello escapes

When only the sun remains
(oh the tragedy)
Then even time will quietly close
Their last door



The most important aspect of an arts education for a child is its integration within culture itself. Culture sets forth the foundation on which a country is built upon: its direction, pathways and values. The education of arts and culture very much emphasizes the development of character.

Goh Lay Kuan | Co-Founder / Artistic Advisor