This August, Singapore’s first eco-theatre company, Rainshadow Studios, presents acclaimed German playwright Franz Xaver Kroetz’s The Nest at 42 Waterloo Street.
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 and featuring Ethel Yap (Four Horse Road, Urinetown: The Musical) and Te Hao Boon (Cost of Caring, The Hawker), 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. Guests can also choose to add a $10 “1-for-1 Grain Bowl Add-On” to your ticket, where you’ll get a $15 promo code to apply to your next Grain bowl order, and Grain will match it with a $15 food donation to The Food Bank Singapore.
Rainshadow Studios is a non-profit arts organisation. Their mission is to create art that confronts our relationship to the climate crisis, inspires a reimagining of a future in balance, and moves people to action.
The Nest plays from 4th to 21st August 2022 at 42 Waterloo Street. Tickets available from Peatix