Following a sell-out run at last year’s Singapore International Festival of Arts, Dragonflies takes on new relevance in the current political climate. With the world in the grip of racial and religious persecution, terrorism, civil war, and escalating paranoia against refugees and migrants, what does the future hold for us all?
Written by Singaporean playwright, Stephanie Street, Dragonflies delves into the human effects of political and environmental change.
e year is 2021, and environmental and political chaos is at an all-time high. Following the passing of his wife, Leslie Chen’s life starts to crumble around him. Forced by circumstances to abandon his home in En- gland, he moves his family back to his birthplace of Singapore. Returning to a country that is worlds apart from the one he grew up in, Leslie starts to question the meaning of home.
Dragonflies is a story of a family fighting for survival in a hostile world – looking for somewhere to call home and something that looks like hope.
“ There is a real urgency to share this story of Dragonflies because it boldly confronts issues that affect us now and our future generations. is play is a timely reminder that we cannot go on pretending that we Singaporeans are insulated from the rest of the world and that we have to face up to our collective responsibility and accountability for the world that we share,” say Pangdemonium Artistic Directors, Adrian, and Tracie Pang.
Dragonflies was commissioned by the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) 2017 and marked its debut with a sold-out run. It has also been nominated for eight Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards: Production of the Year, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Lighting, Best Script, Best Set and Best Sound.
Starring Adrian Pang, Tan Kheng Hua, Fanny Kee, Benjamin Chow, Frances Lee, Elizabeth Morse, Matt Grey, Jamil Schulze, and Shona Benson. Directed by Tracie Pang.
Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place, Singapore 179556
18 May – 3 June