Akshita Nanda Arts Correspondent recommends

The Effect, Don Quixote and more

PHOTOS: CRISPIAN CHAN, BERNIE NG

THE EFFECT

Heart-warming moments alternate with chilling ideas in Pangdemonium's staging of British playwright Lucy Prebble's work, The Effect. Two volunteers (Linden Furnell and Nikki Muller, both above) are testing a new anti-depressant drug and wonder if their mutual chemistry is but a side effect.

WHERE: 9 Empress Place, Victoria Theatre MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Today, 8pm; tomorrow and Sunday, 3 and 8pm ADMISSION: $45 to $65 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)


DON QUIXOTE

Based on Miguel Cervantes' tale of a would-be knight mocked by the world, Don Quixote won rave reviews when the Singapore Dance Theatre first staged it in 2014.

WHERE: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade Theatre MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today, 8pm; tomorrow, 1 and 8pm; Sunday, 1 and 7pm ADMISSION: $30, $50 and $70 from Sistic


THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR & OTHER ERIC CARLE FAVOURITES

The much-loved picture books of Eric Carle come alive through puppets and stagecraft from Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia from Canada. Presented by Act 3 International, this is fun for children aged three to six.

WHERE: 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Drama Centre Theatre, Level 3 MRT: Bugis WHEN: Today, 10am; tomorrow, 10.30am and 4pm; Sunday, 10.30am and 2 and 4pm ADMISSION: $22 to $48 from Sistic


OH! POTONG PASIR

OH! Open House's popular art walkabout turns residential or business spaces into transient museums. In this sixth edition, artworks such as Ong Kian Peng's kinetic sculptures have been specially created for places in Potong Pasir estate, ranging from HDB flats to a school.

WHERE: Various locations in Potong Pasir, meet at Potong Pasir Community Club MRT: Potong Pasir WHEN: Tomorrow, Sunday, March 19, 20, 26 & 27, from 2pm. Tours leave every 15 minutes; last tour leaves at 8pm. Some tours are sold out ADMISSION: $45 for Director's Cut tour tomorrow, which includes behind-the-scenes showcases; $25 for regular tours INFO: Go to ohopenhouse.org for more details and tickets

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 11, 2016, with the headline 'Arts Picks: The Effect'. Print Edition | Subscribe