Ong Sor Fern Senior Culture Correspondent recommends

Arts Picks: King

KING
KING PHOTO: DANIEL CHOONG, PIXEL ARTIST
TASTES OF OUR TIME: COOK WITH CHRISTOPHER
TASTES OF OUR TIME: COOK WITH CHRISTOPHERPHOTO: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE
TASTES OF OUR TIME: COOK WITH CHRISTOPHER
TASTES OF OUR TIME: COOK WITH CHRISTOPHERPHOTO: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE
CANTAPP: THE GENERAL PROLOGUE - AN EDITION IN AN APP
CANTAPP: THE GENERAL PROLOGUE - AN EDITION IN AN APPPHOTO: CANTAPP

Actress Jo Tan delivers a tour de force in this live-streamed performance, which is available on YouTube for a limited period of time. Not only does she play multiple characters, but she also wrote the script for this one-woman show.

Mousy Geok Yen is a public relations executive, engaged to a nice insurance agent Matthew. Her safe, stable life gets turned upside down when on an impulse, she attends an office party in the guise of a man, Stirling da Silva. She discovers the drag scene courtesy of her expatriate boss and drag queen Ethan, and finds a new lease of life in inhabiting the straight-talking male persona of Stirling.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 31, 2020, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe