Arts Picks: Lithe, The Ugly Duckling, M1 Chinese Theatre Festival and more


PHOTOS: SINGAPORE REPERTORY THEATRE,THEATREWORKS, BERNIE NG, M1 CHINESE THEATRE FESTIVAL

THE UGLY DUCKLING (IN MANDARIN) BY THE LITTLE COMPANY

This classic children's tale by Hans Christian Andersen gets a Mandarin makeover in this production by the Singapore Repertory Theatre's The Little Company. Told through song and puppetry, this fairy tale follows a little duckling who looks different from the others on the farm. He decides to run away - then discovers that being the odd one out is not so bad after all. This 50-minute show is recommended for children aged five to 12.

WHERE: DBS Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Aug 1, 10am (Mon - Fri) , 11am & 2pm (Sat & July 17) ADMISSION: $22 - $35 (individual), $85 - $131 (for four) from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg), Excludes booking fee


THEATREWORKS WRITING & COMMUNITY PRESENTS WRITINGS FROM THE HEART

Eight budding playwrights who attended a workshop by Filipino playwright Tony Perez will be presenting a public reading of their works. They are: Chan Li-Shan, Eliete Vivino, Gabriel Lim, Helmi Yusof, Liow De Jun, Mayura Baweja, Samantha Chia (above) and Serene Tan. Members of the public can give feedback on these works in progress in this series of dramatised readings, which range from the intensely dramatic to the wildly funny. These works are directed by Irfan Kasban and will be performed by Daphne Ong, Faizal Abdullah, Rachel Poh, Siti Zuraida, Thomas Lim and Yazid Jalil.

WHERE: TheatreWorks, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Today, 8pm, & tomorrow, noon - 10pm (various slots) ADMISSION: Free with registration. Go to tworksreadingsjuly-2015.eventbrite.sg to sign up and for a full list of plays INFO: theatreworks.org.sg


LITHE BY T.H.E SECOND COMPANY

The youth wing of T.H.E Dance Company presents its annual showcase with three new works by emerging choreographers from Singapore, France and Spain. Singaporean Goh Shou Yi presents Narrow, his second piece for the company. On the international front, French artist Sebastien Ledig has a piece for eight dancers titled Bouge in his signature fluid style, while Spanish artist Inma Marin will present Peso, on memories shared either as individuals or a community.

WHERE: Goodman Arts Centre Black Box, 90 Goodman Road, Block M, 01-51 MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Today, 8pm & tomorrow, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $28 from lithe2015.peatix.com


M1 CHINESE THEATRE FESTIVAL

Organised by The Theatre Practice, this intimate, alternative festival offers a mix of shows that caters to families and arts connoisseurs. This weekend, Malaysian playwright-director Koh Choon Eiow presents Chronology On Death (R18, above), where a son must decide how to bury his father, who was both a Taoist and a Muslim; while The Theatre Practice unveils the children's musical The Wee Question Mark And The Adventurer, about a boy who crosses the seas in search of his father.

WHERE: Lasalle Creative Cube (Chronology ) & Lasalle Flexible Performance Space (Wee Question Mark) MRT: Bugis WHEN: Chronology: Till Sun , 8pm (today & tomorrow), 3pm (tomorrow & Sun); Wee Question Mark: Till July 19, 10am & 3pm (Tue - Fri), 2 & 5pm (Sat), 2pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $38 (Chronology) & $28 (Wee Question Mark) from Sistic, excludes booking fee

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2015, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe