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Arts Picks: The Last Supper, The LKY Musical and more

The Last Supper.
The Last Supper. PHOTO: M1 CHINESE THEATRE FESTIVAL


PHOTOS: METROPOLITAN PRODUCTIONS, ESPLANADE/KALAA UTSAVAM, M1 CHINESE THEATRE FESTIVAL, ALLAN SEKULA AND NOEL BURCH

THE LAST SUPPER

The annual M1 Chinese Theatre Festival has featured some particularly strong productions. In its closing weekend, the three-week festival sees the staging of The Last Supper (above), a multi-award-winning play from Hong Kong that explores many fragile ties through the relationship of a mother and her son. The play is presented by the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre in Cantonese, with Chinese and English surtitles. WHERE: Flexible Performance Space, Lasalle College of the Arts MRT: Little India/Bugis WHEN: Thu - Sat, 8pm, Sat & Sun, 3pm ADMISSION: $38 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg) INFO: en.practice.org.sg/m1ctf2015


ALLAN SEKULA: FISH STORY, TO BE CONTINUED

The exhibition brings together, for the first time in South-east Asia, an important body of work (left) from late American artist, photographer and critic Allan Sekula. Created over a five-year period of research, it includes his travels to main industrial ports all over the world, such as New York, Rotterdam, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Seoul. The show juxtaposes three chapters from his ambitious project Fish Story (1988-1993), alongside the 2006 video diary Lottery Of The Sea and his last film, The Forgotten Space (2010). WHERE: NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Gillman Barracks, Block 43 Malan Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till Sept 27, noon-7pm (Tue- Thu& weekend), noon - 9pm (Fri), closed on Mon & National Day weekend ADMISSION: Free INFO: Call 6339-6503 or go to ntu.ccasingapore.org


ANUBHAVA

Dr Bombay Jayashri (centre), a classical Indian Carnatic music vocalist, is one of India's most sought-after musicians. She is here for a concert-cum-lecture organised by arts group Apsaras Arts in collaboration with the Singapore Indian Association. This event sheds light on the temples of India, highlighting different facets of some key places of worship in cities such as Chennai, Kanchipuram and Madurai. WHERE: PGP Mandapam, 397 Serangoon Road MRT: Serangoon WHEN: Tomorrow, 7pm ADMISSION: $25 - $100 TEL: 9177-0735 INFO: www.apsarasarts.com/thrrv-registration


THE LKY MUSICAL

Apart from theatre veteran Adrian Pang, recent Lasalle College of the Arts graduate Benjamin Chow has been getting the thumbs-up for his role in The LKY Musical. Theatre critics say Pang (left, with Sharon Au) carries the part of the country's late founding father Lee Kuan Yew with "finesse and grace", while Chow, who plays the musical's designated anti-hero Lim Chin Siong, has been hailed for his compelling oratory. The show spans 26 years of history, from Mr Lee's student days at Raffles College to Singapore's independence in 1965. The new 19-song musical boasts a star-studded creative team, including veteran composer Dick Lee, Laurence Olivier Award-winning lyricist Stephen Clark and director Steven Dexter. WHERE: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands MRT: Bayfront/Marina Bay WHEN: Till Aug 16, 7.30pm (Tue - Fri), 3 & 7.30pm (Sat), 1.30 & 6pm (Sun), 1.30pm (Aug 9) ADMISSION: $50 - $150 excluding booking fee, from Sistic

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 31, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - DSPICKS31'. Print Edition | Subscribe