Preview: Boom by (aside) – Yale-NUS Repertory Theatre Company

This November, Yale-NUS’ Repertory Theatre Company (aside) presents an all new production of Jean Tay’s Boom.
Written by economist-turned-playwright Tay, Boom was first performed in 2008 by the Singapore Repertory Theatre, where tt was nominated for Best Original Script for The Straits Times’ Life! Theatre Awards, Boom has since gone on to become an ‘O’- and ‘N’-Level Literature text in Singapore schools.

Set in a surreal yet familiar version of Singapore, Boom takes place in a world where the housing market has taken a turn for the strange – as an elderly woman and her property agent son bicker over whether they should put up their lifelong home for en bloc, while an idealistic civil servant is about to face the biggest obstacle in his career yet as he talks to an amnesiac corpse.  

A timely, modern tale of land scarcity, memory and home, Boom is quirky yet poignant in its message, and will move you with its sincere and personal stories of how people, both living and dead,
 get left behind in the inevitable march of progress.
Boom plays at the Yale-NUS College Black Box Theatre on 3rd and 4th November. Tickets available from Peatix

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