Date：11 - 20 November 2005
Venue：Drama Centre Theatre••••••••••
After eight daughters, a son is finally born – and no ordinary son is he.
Lao Jiu, the ninth-born, is the pride and joy of his father, an ex-gangster. It was foretold that this brilliant young man will achieve great success in life. Now on the brink of winning a prestigious scholarship that will ensure a glorious career, Lao Jiu finds himself more fascinated by the dying art of puppetry and yearns to be a student of Shifu, his father’s closest friend. Torn between reality and dreams, modernity and tradition, he is determined to find his destiny.
Kuo Pao Kun’s classic play is brought back to the stage in a ground-breaking musical adaptation. This endearing story is now set to music and lyrics that will touch your heart in an unforgettable way. Featuring spectacular choreography and puppetry, the production brings together some of the best talents in Singapore and international artists from across three continents. Lao Jiu: The Musical will speak to you like no other.
Art originates from life. Theatre is like a mirror that reflects the people and happenings in life from a different perspective, encouraging us to look within ourselves and to observe the ways of others.
Kuo Jian Hong | Artistic Director