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The Tosca Project

Death is not the end
The show has just begun…

It is Rome in 1800, and Napoleonic forces are threatening the borders of Italy. The famous opera singer Tosca is in love with the painter Cavaradossi, who is caught aiding a political prisoner and is tortured by the police chief Baron Scarpia.

Scarpia forces Tosca to give herself to himin exchange for her lover’s life and a safe passage out of Rome. However, as the Baron is about to have his way with her, a desperate Tosca murders the police chief. As she tries to flee the city with her lover, Tosca discovers that Scarpia has deceived her and Cavaradossi has been executed.

Directed by The Theatre Practice’s co-artistic director Wu Xi, The Tosca Project incorporates Asian culture and context for a uniquely modern-day Asian interpretation of the classic western text of passion, jealousy and revenge. Inspired by 19th century dramatist Victorien Sardou’s drama La Tosca. This is part of a three-country co-production by Black Tent Theater (Japan), The Theatre Practice (Singapore) and PETA (Philippines).

The Tosca Project toured Japan 2007 and was also presented as part of The Theatre Practice’s Poor Theatre Series.

Date: 26 – 30 September 2007

Venue: The Theatre Practice | Studio 4

Festival: Poor Theatre Series

Director: Wu Xi

Cast: Yeo Yann Yann, Peter Sau. Gerald Chew