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Lok Meng Chue and Timothy Wan in Fundamentally Happy.
Lok Meng Chue and Timothy Wan in Fundamentally Happy.PHOTOS: TUCKYS PHOTOGRAPHY, SINGAPORE CHINESE ORCHESTRA, FANG YUAN, TANIA NASR

FUNDAMENTALLY HAPPY

Director Nelson Chia's ambitious Mandarin version of The Necessary Stage classic by Haresh Sharma kicks off the experimental The Studios season at Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay.

Lok Meng Chue plays a Chinese woman who converts to Islam, with Timothy Wan as Eric, a young man she looked after when she was his neighbour.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Till Sunday, 8pm (today and tomorrow), 3pm (tomorrow and Sunday) ADMISSION: $35, $25 (full-time national servicemen and seniors) and $17 (students). Tickets can be bought as part of a $130 package for four The Studios shows. Call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg INFO: bit.ly/2nmRgIw


REMEMBER WHEN...

The National University of Singapore Dance Ensemble opens the university’s arts festival with a show that explores the changing landscapes and vanishing spaces of Singapore.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Today, 8pm ADMISSION: $27 & $19 (students) from bit.ly/2mIGFo6 INFO: www.nus.edu.sg/cfa/NAF_2017


BURNING LANDSCAPES

This joint exhibition features French-Lebanese painter Hanibal Srouji and ceramist Tania Nasr, both of whom were forced to leave Lebanon during the civil war of 1975 to 1990. Their artworks deal with this forced departure. Srouji burns his paintings with a blowtorch, while Nasr’s ceramics are marked by a smooth shine and scars.

WHERE: Intersections Gallery, 34 Kandahar Street MRT: Bugis/Nicoll Highway WHEN: Till April 30, 2 to 7pm (Wednesday to Sunday) ADMISSION: Free INFO: intersections.com.sg


DAUNTLESS SPIRIT

The newly renamed Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra (SNYCO), the youth wing of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO), performs with its parent orchestra in their annual combined concert.

Conducted by Quek Ling Kiong, Yeh Tsung and Moses Gay, the orchestras will play pieces such as Wang Chen Wei’s We Soar, Jiang Ying’s Silk Road and Zhu Yun Song’s Memories Of The Oil-Paper Umbrella.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $15 from Sistic (excludes booking fee) INFO: bit.ly/2mMOGdg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 17, 2017, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe