The Reunification of The Two Koreas by Joël Pommerat directed by Jacques Vincey and translated into English by Marc Goldberg is presented from November 1 to 11 at TheatreWorks.
The play is a patchwork of twenty short scenes revolving around an unuttered question: what are human relationships made of?
A woman wants a divorce because there was never any love between her and her husband, on her wedding day a bride discovers her fiancé had an affair with each of her four sisters, a mother is stunned when she learns her husband is happy with their son joining the army and risking his life at war, two best friends get into a savage fight because one of them recalls their first encounter, a prostitute bargains down her services to hook a client-
What are those bonds that lead us to love, hate, help, betray, care, flee, fight, abuse or lie? Each scene explores situations where a relationship is challenged, drawing us into a maze where appeased relations between humans seem as primal, desirable and quixotic as the reunification of the two Koreas.
Director: Jacques Vincey
Translator: Marc Goldberg
Performers: Cynthia Lee Macquarrie, Ebi Shankara, Janice Koh, Karen Tan, Pavan J Singh, Tan Shou Chen, Timothy Nga, Umi Kalthum Ismail and Zelda Tatiana Ng.
Co-Produced with Centre Dramatique National de Tours, France and supported by the Embassy of France in Singapore.
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The Reunification of the Two Koreas will be presented in France at Centre dramatique national de Tours between Nov. 19 and 24 and MC 93 in Bobigny between Nov. 28 and dec. 1st
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