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Life before death

Intimate Eulogy Project sees young theatre practitioners examine how little things count

Published on Aug 28, 2014 6:39 PM
 
The creative forces behind Eulogy Project I, which is put on by theatre practitioners in their mid-20s. -- PHOTO: NG XI JIE

Death and mortality are not usually the preoccupations of working professionals in their mid-20s. But a group of young theatre practitioners has made the eulogy the centre of their theatre production, Eulogy Project I: Muah Chee Mei And Me.

They are mostly recent graduates from local group Cake Theatrical Productions' training platform, In A Decade, and will stage the intimate show - limited to 30 audience members a session - at the Gallery in the Goodman Arts Centre from today until Saturday.

Director Tan Liting, 26, also Cake's production manager, says the show is not about the morbid and macabre. Rather, it is about focusing on the small, everyday moments that comprise a person's life.

She says: "For some reason, I'm very obsessed with my own mortality. It's not that I fear death, but I think at this age, because we still have so much ahead of us, we hope we still have a lot of time ahead of us. But there's also this constant feeling of what if I don't achieve something before I die?

 
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EULOGY PROJECT I: MUAH CHEE MEI AND ME

Where: Goodman Gallery, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Block B, 01-08

When: Today, 8pm, tomorrow, 8 and 10pm, and Saturday, 3, 5 and 8pm

Admission: Free, but registration is required. Limited tickets available. E-mail potluckproductionssg@ gmail.com