Multi-cultural cast tackles fiery dark comedy

Multi-cultural cast tackles fiery dark comedy

What happens when you unwittingly invite two arsonists into your home?

Issues of morality, judgment and class reveal themselves in the black comedy The Arsonists, which was originally set in wartime Germany but has been adapted to a modern Singapore context.

In the tweaked version to be presented from Sept 18-21, the Chandrans - an upper middle class couple find themselves in a fiery predicament as they try to prevent their house from being burned to the ground.

The play features an all-Singaporean multicultural cast - Carolyn Camoens, Dhrubjyoti Das, Pooja Dargan, Foofie Gunawardena, Tushar Ismail, Prem John, Laura Kee, Varshini P., Jey Palanivelu and Shangbin Xie. It is directed by Susie Penrice Tyrie, who is originally from the UK but has lived here for over six years.

This is the inaugural production of Hot Chocolate Theatre, which aims to build a repertory theatre company based on storytelling and training.

The Arsonists will be staged at the Goodman Arts Centre Black Box Theatre, 90 Goodman Road, from Sept 18-21.

Performances are at 8pm for Sept 18-20.

There are 3pm matinees on Sept 20 and 21.

Tickets, at $25, are available at www.ticketmash.sg/thearsonists


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