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Arts Picks: Framed, by Adolf

(From left) Gary Tang, Karen Tan, Neo Kim Seng and Tan Cher Kian of My Grandfather's Road.
Actor Joshua Lim plays a Jewish man who owns a painting made by Adolf Hitler in Framed, By Adolf.PHOTO: TUCKYS PHOTOGRAPHY
(From left) Gary Tang, Karen Tan, Neo Kim Seng and Tan Cher Kian of My Grandfather's Road.
(From left) Gary Tang, Karen Tan, Neo Kim Seng and Tan Cher Kian of My Grandfather's Road.PHOTO: COURTESY OF NEO KIM SENG
(From left) Gary Tang, Karen Tan, Neo Kim Seng and Tan Cher Kian of My Grandfather's Road.
Lawrence KohPHOTO: SINGAPORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(From left) Gary Tang, Karen Tan, Neo Kim Seng and Tan Cher Kian of My Grandfather's Road.
Winfried BonigPHOTO: SINGAPORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(From left) Gary Tang, Karen Tan, Neo Kim Seng and Tan Cher Kian of My Grandfather's Road.
Kim Jae DukST FILE

FRAMED, BY ADOLF

Actor Joshua Lim plays a Jewish man who owns a painting made by Adolf Hitler in Framed, By Adolf.

The play, written and directed by Chong Tze Chien of The Finger Players, imagines the furore if the genocidal German dictator were also a brilliant artist. Would his place in history change?

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm ADMISSION: $35 to $55 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)


MY GRANDFATHER'S ROAD

Independent theatre-maker Neo Kim Seng has written and produced two intimate dramas - one in English and another in Cantonese - based on his family's history.

The starting point is Neo Pee Teck Lane in Pasir Panjang, named after his late paternal grandfather.

Actors Tan Cher Kian and Gary Tang perform the script in Cantonese, while actress Karen Tan performs a monodrama in English.

WHERE: Centre 42 Black Box, 42 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah/Bencoolen WHEN: English performances: today, 3pm and tomorrow, 8pm; Cantonese performances with English surtitles: today, 8pm, tomorrow, 3pm and Sunday, 2.30pm ADMISSION: $25; e-mail nptlane@gmail.com INFO: mygrandfathersroad.wordpress.com


VCH ORGAN SERIES: CELESTIAL PIPES

The VCH Organ Series puts the spotlight on Victoria Concert Hall's majestic Klais organ. Organist Winfried Bonig plays the Toccata from Charles-Marie Widor's Organ Symphony No. 5, a favourite at weddings, as well as Gustav Holst's ethereal The Planets. The latter is accompanied by the whimsical work of sand artist Lawrence Koh.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: $20 from Sistic


M1 CONTACT CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL 2018: EARTH

The edgy M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival, curated by T.H.E. Dance Company, is a must-watch for dance lovers.

This year, the festival's ninth edition spotlights new work from young choreographers such as T.H.E.'s resident choreographer Kim Jae Duk. He is known for energetic creations, but expect a different, more relaxed vibe with his new piece, Earth, presented as a double bill with British dance company Humanhood.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade WHEN: Today, 8pm; tomorrow, 3 and 8pm ADMISSION: $36 from Sistic

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 15, 2018, with the headline 'ArtsPicks'. Print Edition | Subscribe