Pandemic be damned, as local theatre giants Wild Rice’s latest batch of Young & Wild youth theatremakers get ready to present their graduation show this September.
Directed by Young & Wild mentor and director Edith Podesta, the batch of 15 actors will be performing Love & Information at the Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre at Wild Rice’s home at Funan. Written by esteemed British playwright Caryl Churchill, the critically-acclaimed play circumvents the challenge of finding an appropriate script for a large cast, by giving the director plenty of space to play with in her vision.
Originally performed at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 2012, Love & Information is unique in that it comprises multiple short scenes, each lasting a few minutes long at most, making up seven sections in total. The director however, has the freedom to rearrange the scenes within each section, changing up each section’s story and themes according to the production, which offers very few specific stage directions. Plus, with over 100 characters whose genders are not set in stone, the possibilities are endless for casts of varying sizes.
This year’s graduating batch of theatremakers comprises Adi Sri, Elisha X Beston, Rachel Linn Braberry, Theo Chen, Jasmine Christian, Jasmine Liu, Moira Loh, Jorgan Ong, Kaelen Ong, Anna Qiu, Yan Shan Seet, Devi Shree, Greg Sim, Marcus Eric Tan and Sherilyn Tan. As the play itself attempts to capture the kaleidoscope of human experience as a whole, in a moving, exhilarating and hilarious journey, join Young & Wild 2021 as they wade through today’s sea of information, temper it with love, and pass commentary on our modern lives through this thoroughly inventive performance.
Love & Information runs from 9th to 12th September at Wild Rice @ Funan. Tickets available from SISTIC