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Between You And Me

A Huayi Festival Commission

Synopsis

A long hidden secret rises to the fore— and with it, cracks begin to appear in the familial ties between a mother and her three daughters. Are the bonds between them strong enough to weather this impending crisis?

Forced into retirement due to her ailing health, a veteran film and TV actress finds herself missing the glitz and the attention. These days, actress Lin Li Qing occupies her time thinking up ways to battle boredom, and nagging at her three daughters for not spending enough time with her. The eldest, Shi Qi, is embroiled in a secret divorce; the second daughter, Shi Lin, is a respected stage actress fighting self-doubt and a stagnating career; and the youngest, Shi Jie, tires of her mother’s constant nagging to find a life partner.

In a bolt from the blue, Li Qing wins a prestigious acting award, thrusting her back into the spotlight and also onto the theatre stage with Shi Lin. Staged conflicts become reality as mother and second daughter clash time and again, dredging up decades of hurt and dragging Shi Qi and Shi Jie into a whirlpool of suppressed emotions.

Not long after, the family gathers to celebrate Li Qing’s 70th birthday. Outside, the rain clouds converge ominously…

Celebrating 10 illustrious years, Nine Years Theatre joins hands with Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts once again, to commemorate the festival’s 20th anniversary with the company’s debut production in the Esplanade Theatre. An original play written and directed by award winning local theatre stalwart, Nelson Chia, and featuring a stellar cast of actors such as Goh Guat Kian, Sharon Au, Mia Chee, Jean Ng, Johnny Ng, and Liow Shi Suen, Between You and Me tells the secrets inherent in every family.


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Performed in Mandarin with some English and Chinese dialect, with English surtitles.

Date and Time
11 – 13, 18 & 19 Feb 2022
Fri & Sat: 8pm
Sun: 3pm

Venue
Esplanade Theatre

Duration
2hr (no intermission)

Advisory
From 1 Jan 2022, there will no longer be a concession for unvaccinated individuals to perform Pre-Event Testing in lieu of being fully vaccinated. All patrons (except for children aged 12 and below*) need to be fully vaccinated# against COVID-19.

#Full vaccination refers to:
- two weeks after the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna or any COVID-19 vaccines under the World Health Organisation's (WHO) emergency use list
- recovery from a COVID-19 infection

*Children aged 12 and below, with a limit of 20% of the total audience size, will be admitted into the venue upon verification by our ushers at the door.

All patrons are required to do SafeEntry check-in at the venue via the TraceTogether app (version 2.11 and above) or token only. Other modes of SafeEntry check-in will not be accepted.

Playwright/ Director: Nelson Chia
Producer: Mia Chee

Cast:
Goh Guat Kian, Jean Ng, Sharon Au, Mia Chee, Johnny Ng, Liow Shi Suen,
David Wong Yik Looi, Ric Liu, Mitchell Fang, Wendi Wee Hian, Jayden Lim Jun De

Set: Wong Chee Wai
Lighting: Genevieve Peck
Sound: Guo Ningru
Costume: Anthony Tan
Makeup: The Make-Up Room
Hair: Ashley Lim

Production Manager: Tennie Su
Stage Manager: Keira Lee

Key Visual and Title Logo: Ryan Loi

Ticket Price
$38*,$58**, $88^
(not inclusive of SISTIC charge)

Limited concessions for students, NSFs and seniors: $30*, $46**
Concession for PWDs: $30
Members enjoy 15% off with valid quote (issued via email)

^Esplanade&Me Specials
Black: 15% savings
White: 10% savings
Discover: 5% savings (limited tickets).


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