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THE NEST

by acclaimed playwright Franz Xaver Kroetz
42 WATERLOO ST
AUGUST 11–21 2022

Like all expecting parents, Kurt and Martha want the best for their baby. But they are working class and a baby is costly. What happens when an innocent side job spirals out of control? How far will the new parents go to create their ideal home?

 

Directed by Yale-NUS Lecturer of Theatre Jonathan Vandenberg (Classic Stage Company's Oresteia, Mabou Mines' The Kingdom) and featuring Ethel Yap (Four Horse Road, Urinetown: The Musical) and Te Hao Boon (Cost of Caring, The Hawker), with design by Elizabeth Mak (project Salome, The Public's The Chinese Lady) and Johanna Pan (Snow in MidsummerRecalling Mother), The Nest is a haunting parable on the tangled relationship between materialism, obedience, and ecological devastation. Written in 1974 Bavaria and locally set, this timeless play eerily resonates with the struggles of a modern family in Singapore.

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CREATIVE TEAM

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CAST

Kurt

Martha

TE HAO BOON

ETHEL YAP

ARTISTIC

Playwright

Director & Sound Designer

Set & Lighting Designer

Costume Designer

Dramaturg

FRANZ XAVER KROETZ

JONATHAN VANDENBERG

ELIZABETH MAK

JOHANNA PAN

GLORIA ANG XIAO TENG

Performance Stage Manager

Rehearsal Stage Manager

Wardrobe Coordinator

Assistant Director

Assistant Producer

TAN XIN YOU

PATRICIA GABRIEL

GLENNA NG

KYLE FOO

EUGENE CHOW

IMDA Rating:
Advisory (Some Mature Content)

this theme of absence illuminated the play—absence of will, of conscience, of agency. I was transfixed, unsettled, but ultimately hopeful that there were young collectives like this asking such hard and necessary questions.

--Alfian Sa'at

This is a play that shows how it is all too easy to turn a blind eye to the problems of the world, and...gets its audiences to think about how their own actions may have a ripple effect, and to open their eyes and change before it comes back to bite you.

-- Bakchormeeboy

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