The theatre scene in Singapore has seen a good number of classics dramatised on stage yet few have come out blustering with such idealistic fervour, impassioned by a cause but mediated with thought. Fashioned like a Greek drama, AESOP QUERIED is an especially cathartic piece, rousing strong emotions for an audience accustomed to stability and platitudes and perhaps vicariously feeding off these ideals which are performed but not lived. Steered by simple, identifiable themes such as love, freedom and dignity and familiar elements such as the life of Aesop and his fables, AESOP QUERIED is an ostensible dramatic "fight" for freedom against oppression, putting up a brave front against a cynical world and laughing at the world for all its vainglorious folly. It is a play that tries to keep finding relevance for itself in post-modern world which has found it archaic.
郭宝崑 | 联合创办人