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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