Productions

2017 - Singapore

Actor, Forty

Sub-Title
演员四十

Updated on: 01 Nov 2017
  • Actor, Forty

  • Actor, Forty

  • Actor, Forty

  • Actor, Forty

  • Actor, Forty

  • Actor, Forty

  • Actor, Forty

  • Actor, Forty

  • Actor, Forty

  • Actor, Forty

  • Actor, Forty

  • Actor, Forty

  • Actor, Forty

  • Actor, Forty

SYNOPSIS

Synopsis

In real life, there are no rehearsals and no second takes.
 
Actor, Forty features Golden Horse Award-winner Yeo Yann Yann returning to the Chinese theatre stage in a special Huayi commission.
 
This new original monologue sees Yeo collaborating with Cultural Medallion recipients, director Alvin Tan and playwright Haresh Sharma of The Necessary Stage. Candid and conversational, it examines the myriad identities that we take on and cast off in life—just as an actor does when she adopts different roles.
 
Blurring the lines between actor and character, Yeo plays an actress who has just been cast in a contemporary remake of Summer Snow《女人四十》, a 1995 Hong Kong film about a 40-something woman dealing with difficult family issues. The actress has a secret that she is struggling to keep under wraps—she is turning 40 and expecting her first child. Faced with the challenge of juggling a globetrotting job and raising a child, she confronts her hopes and fears. Will she still be able to find meaning in her career, and also play to perfection what could be her most challenging role yet—becoming a mother?

现实,无从彩排,也无法重来。
 
《演员四十》,金马奖最佳女配角杨雁雁回归中文戏剧舞台的全新独角戏。
 
华艺节委约新作,由杨雁雁携手新加坡剧场最佳拍档,文化奖得主及必要剧场导演陈崇敬与编剧哈里斯•沙玛全心打造。她担纲演出单人剧,娓娓道出她扮演的女演员面对事业与家庭两难的生命故事。
 
在剧中女演员的现实生活里,她在各个不同的生命角色间游走,她全力以赴,就像在每出戏里倾情演绎着不同的人物一般。
 
女演员在迈向40人生路之际,接获得奖电影《女人四十》即将重拍的主角重任,此时,她发现自己怀孕了!本是两件喜讯好事,竟让她陷入是否该透露怀孕实情的挣扎。希望与忧心揪着疼:到底她该专注哪个角色?

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Director
Alvin Tan
Playwright
Haresh Sharma
Cast
Yeo Yann Yann
Set Designer
Kok Heng Leun
Lighting Designer
Adrian Tan
Sound Designer
Julian Wong
Translator
Quah Sy Ren
Costume Designer
Max Tan & Yuan Zhiying (MAX.TAN)
Production Manager
Azyyati Alias
Stage Manager
Chee Mei Rong
Draughtsman
Chan Silei
Surtitle Operator
Yeo Fu Bi
Crew-Performer
April Kong Ming Qi
Muhammad Shafiq Haziq Bin Suderman
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PREVIEWS

21 Nov 2016
161121 - Lianhe Zaobao 联合早报 - Let art inspire the new year 让艺术启迪新一年
30 Dec 2016
161230 - The Business Times - Haresh Sharma in season
03 Jan 2017
170103 - AAPPAC Newsletter - Interview with Alvin Tan
06 Jan 2017
170106 - Lianhe Zaobao - 华艺节《演员四十》 杨雁雁首次挑战独角戏
27 Jan 2017
170127 - The A-list - Tell Me Huayi
30 Jan 2017
170130 - The Nation - The rooster catches fire
02 Feb 2017
170202 - SG Now - Singaporean artists are in the spotlight
17 Jan 2017
170117 - 958FM - Radio Interview

REVIEWS

06 Feb 2017
170206 - ST Life - Return to the local stage
07 Feb 2017
170207 - Lianhe Zaobao - A confession written for Singapore theatre《演员四十》写给新加坡剧场的一封告白
21 Feb 2017
170221 - ST Life - Blur ethnic lines to promote different cultures
24 Apr 2017
170424 - Lianhe Zaobao - Article on Fashion Designers Working on Costumes for Theatre.jpg

REMARKS

Remarks

Commissioned and presented by Esplanade's Huayi 华艺节 2017 

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