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Established in 1987, The Necessary Stage (TNS) is a non-profit theatre company with charity status. Our mission is to create challenging, indigenous and innovative theatre that touches the heart and mind. โฃโฃTNS has the honour of being the only arts company in Singapore helmed by two Cultural Medallion recipients: Artistic Director and Founder Alvin Tan and Resident Playwright Haresh Sharma. Tโฃโฃhe company is also the organiser and curator of the annual M1 Singapore Fringe Festival.โฃโฃ

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Full Collection
Abuse Suxxx!!! and Other Plays
Plays in this collection:โฃโฃ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜น๐˜น๐˜น!!!โฃโฃ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆโฃโฃ ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฌ ๐˜’๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จโฃโฃ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ดโฃโฃ ๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ โฃโฃ โฃ Featuring five plays by Cultural Medallion recipient Haresh Sharma, created over a span of two decades, ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜น๐˜น๐˜น!!! ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜–๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜—๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด is an audacious collection that casts a spotlight on LGBT lives and issues explored in The Necessary Stageโ€™s productions. Yet these plays go beyond being simply out, loud and proud. Rather, they deal with a range of topicsโ€”from dealing with death in ๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ, to fissures within the community in ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ด, to examining the limits of liberal ideals in ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆโ€”and advocate tolerance and acceptance of difference in our midst.โฃโฃ โฃโฃ The collection also includes a foreword by Artistic Director Alvin Tan and an introduction by researcher Shawn Chua.
$28.00
Abuse Suxxx!!! and Other Plays
Best Of
A young Malay-Muslim woman describes a day in her life โ€“ starting with a visit to the prison in the morning to see her cousin, and ending at the hospital to be with her mother who is undergoing chemotherapy. She shares her most immediate concerns, such as trying to settle a divorce with her husband through the Syariah laws in Singapore.โฃ โฃ ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜–๐˜ง, although specific in its issues โ€“ grappling with divorce matters in Singapore's Muslim community โ€“ broaches more universal themes. It appeals to anyone regardless of identity markers such as race, class, gender and faith.โฃ โฃ From the kindness of strangers to the staleness of familiarity, the protagonist reveals, through her encounters in this one day, the worst of and the best of, the people around us.
$15.00
Best Of
Don't Forget to Remember Me
The Necessary Stage is at the forefront of social and community theatre in Singapore. Its plays, created through research and collaboration, actively engage different communities and empower audiences across all ages.โฃ โฃ In recent years, The Necessary Stage has been creating and performing plays on specific medical issues such as dementia, suicide, biomedical ethics and palliative care.โฃ โฃ ๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ'๐˜ต ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜”๐˜ฆ is a brand new collection featuring six of these plays by award-winning playwright Haresh Sharma.โฃ โฃ Drama is a very effective tool in raising public awareness on important social issues. The plays in this collection will especially appeal to schools and social service agencies because they are educational and reach out to a wider public.โฃ โฃ The publication also contains notes on the plays by the writer as well as an introduction by The Necessary Stage's Founder and Artistic Director, Alvin Tan.
$22.00
Don't Forget to Remember Me
Eclipse
A young Singaporean man is making a journey to his fatherโ€™s birthplace in Hyderabad, Pakistan. With him are his fatherโ€™s ashes. As he makes the arduous trip, he retraces the original journey made by millions of people โ€” including his parents and grandparents โ€” in 1947, during the partition of India and Pakistan.โฃ โฃ A play that looks at three generations of men struggling with their dreams and their journeys, ๐˜Œ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ is an intimate look at personal stories affected by historical events.โฃ โฃ First staged to critical acclaim as a short play by Scotlandโ€™s 7:84 Theatre at Traverse Theatre, ๐˜Œ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ was developed into a full-length production and presented in Singapore as a Fringe Highlight of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2008.
$15.00
Eclipse
Model Citizens
A man stabs an MP at a Meet-the-People Session. But this is not their story. It is the story of the manโ€™s girlfriend, an Indonesian maid who wants to get married and become a Singaporean citizen. It is the story of the MPโ€™s wife, who tries to cope with her husbandโ€™s injury and the media spotlight. It is the story of the maidโ€™s employer, who is also struggling with her own tragedy. These three women may mean nothing to each other, but they need one another to survive. The maid, the employer and the MPโ€™s wife. Are they all model citizens?โฃ โฃ Written by veteran Singaporean playwright Haresh Sharma, ๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜Š๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ป๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด won Best Director (Alvin Tan) and Best Actress (Siti Khalijah Zainal) at the 2011 The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards.
$13.90
Model Citizens
Off Centre (Students' Edition)
๐˜–๐˜ง๐˜ง ๐˜Š๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ was first staged by The Necessary Stage in 1993, under the direction of Alvin Tan. Despite some controversy on funding and censorship, the play was eventually performed to public and critical acclaim.โฃ โฃ Over the past 13 years, ๐˜–๐˜ง๐˜ง ๐˜Š๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ has been made into an experimental feature film, published as part of a one-play series, adapted into a television movie, given a full reading in the UK, taught at a University in Kuala Lumpur and translated and staged as ๐˜–๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฌ ๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ฌ ๐˜Š๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ in Kuala Lumpur. As one of The Necessary Stageโ€™s landmark works, ๐˜–๐˜ง๐˜ง ๐˜Š๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ is part of the Singaporean canon of literary works, and now and โ€œOโ€ and โ€œNโ€ level Literature text. ๐˜–๐˜ง๐˜ง ๐˜Š๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ is also the first ever Singapore text to be offered at โ€œOโ€ levels.โฃ โฃ The creation of ๐˜–๐˜ง๐˜ง ๐˜Š๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ owes much to a methodology and process that allowed a group of dedicated and passionate artists to research into matters beyond their life experiences, to build a body of emotional and psychological knowledge to draw from, and sufficient time to nurture the maturity of character, relationships and themes.โฃ
$14.95
Off Centre (Students' Edition)
Off Centre: A Necessary Resource
๐˜ˆ ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ is the much-awaited guide to ๐˜–๐˜ง๐˜ง ๐˜Š๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ , one of Singapore's most celebrated plays. This resource guide comprises material that will greatly benefit all educators and students of ๐˜–๐˜ง๐˜ง ๐˜Š๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ . It features pedagogical notes, insights on the play, as well as a question and answer section with the playwright, Haresh Sharma. โฃโฃ โฃโฃ ๐˜–๐˜ง๐˜ง ๐˜Š๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ made history in 2007 by being the first Singapore play selected by the Ministry of Education to be offered as a GCE O- and N-Level literature text. The play, best remembered for presenting an honest and unflinching look at mental illness and the social prejudices surrounding it, is back on the syllabus since 2018. โฃโฃ โฃ ๐˜ˆ ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ features: โฃโฃ - Founder and Artistic Director of The Necessary Stage, Alvin Tan shares his insight on directing and staging ๐˜–๐˜ง๐˜ง ๐˜Š๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ โฃโฃ - Educator Laremy Lee provides a useful guide on approaching narrative, characters, themes, and theatrical and stylistic devices in the play โฃโฃ - Journalist Akanksha Raja reflects on her experience studying ๐˜–๐˜ง๐˜ง ๐˜Š๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ
$16.00
Off Centre: A Necessary Resource
Plays for Schools
The Necessary Stage has been at the forefront of youth arts education since 1992. In 20 years, the company has created numerous plays which have toured primary and secondary schools. Six of these plays can be found in this brand new collection.โฃ โฃ Award-winning playwright Haresh Sharma has created stories and characters that will entertain, delight and surprise the reader. The plays include contemporary adaptations such as ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต, ๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜š๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ (based on Shakespeare's ๐˜™๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜‘๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ต), ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜‰๐˜ช๐˜จ ๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ด ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ (based on ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜™๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ) and ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฉ ๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜บ & ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฌ (adapted from ๐˜‘๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฌ). The collection also includes the hugely entertaining H๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ, ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ? and ๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜š๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ.โฃ โฃ ๐˜—๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜š๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ contains notes on the plays by the writer as well as an introduction by Alvin Tan.
$20.00
Plays for Schools
Poor Thing
Another day in Singapore. Another minor road accident.โฃ โฃ Another incident of road rage?โฃ โฃ Typical Singaporeans.โฃ โฃ ๐˜—๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, TNS' ground-breaking production by Alvin Tan and Haresh Sharma, grapples with the issue of road rage. A unique production involving social media interaction, audiences of Poor Thing were invited to watch a video clip of an accident before they enter the theatre to catch the 'live' action on stage. During the performance, more clips were posted online which audiences could view and comment on.โฃ โฃ ๐˜—๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ challenges you to explore what drives road rage in Singapore.
$15.00
Poor Thing
Reading the Room: A Playwright's Devising Journey
Over the past three decades, award-winning playwright Haresh Sharma has written more than 120 plays, many of them created with the The Necessary Stageโ€™s unique devising methodology.โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜™๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ: ๐˜ˆ ๐˜—๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜‘๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ offers unprecedented access into the devising process, with keen insights and intimate reflections gleaned from Hareshโ€™s artistic journey.โฃ โฃThis book describes Hareshโ€™s devising process in meticulous detail, illustrated by production case studies and incorporating numerous archival artefacts, including photographs, early drafts of scripts and personal correspondences. It also features in-depth interviews with some of TNSโ€™ most notable artist-collaborators.โฃโฃ โฃ โฃ The chapters highlight different aspects of devising such as:โฃโฃ โฃ Devising with Communitiesโฃโฃโฃ Devising and Verbatim Theatreโฃโฃโฃ Devising and International Collaborationโฃโฃโฃ Devising and Interdisciplinary Theatreโฃโฃ.โฃ โฃโฃ Written as an accessible how-to guide, ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜™๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ: ๐˜ˆ ๐˜—๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜‘๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ promises to be an invaluable resource for playwrights, directors, students, teachers and collaborative artists, as well as anyone curious about Singapore theatre history.
$30.00
Reading the Room: A Playwright's Devising Journey
Shorts I
After the successful launch of ๐˜›๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜บ, The Necessary Stage returns with another collection of plays, ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ by Haresh Sharma.โฃ โฃ This collection of 6 plays contains some of Sharmaโ€™s best and most popular early works. 3 of them, ๐˜“๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ ๐˜–๐˜ถ๐˜ต, ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ and ๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ have been published in a previous collection, but which is no longer available.โฃ โฃ The other 3 plays, ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ and ๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฌ ๐˜๐˜ have never been published before.โฃ โฃ The collection also contains an introduction by Alvin Tan as well as notes to each play by Sharma.
$22.00
Shorts I
Shorts II
Following the successful launch of ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜, The Necessary Stage presents ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜๐˜, the second installment of short plays by award-winning Singapore playwright Haresh Sharma.โฃ โฃ This collection of 8 plays includes some of Sharmaโ€™s best and most popular early works, including ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ which have been performed to rave reviews both locally and internationally. 3 other plays, ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ and ๐˜’๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ have also been performed at international festivals.โฃ โฃ For 6 of the 8 plays, this will be their first appearance in print.โฃ โฃ The collection also contains an introduction by Alvin Tan as well as notes to each play by Sharma.
$22.00
Shorts II
This Chord and Others
โ€œThe marginal voice here is now one of exile, suspension and loss; more than just a dissonant whisper, it has the power of some fearsomely universal cracksโ€ โฃ - Clarissa Oon, ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜›๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ!, 3 June 2000โฃ โฃ ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜–๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด is an accomplished and thoroughly absorbing collection. Each play in this remarkable book tantalises the audience with its provocative and unique style. The plays in this collection are ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ, ๐˜๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜™๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜•๐˜ฐ ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜™๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฉ, ๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ and ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜–๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด. Haresh Sharma invites us to enter the minds and lives of a range of startling characters: Susan, who is plagued with grief at the loss of her daughter; Jen, who is a manifestation of modern self-interest; Rosnah, balancing cultural priorities. These are just a few of Sharmaโ€™s powerful creations, through whom he addresses issues such as grief, racial tension, alienation and avarice.
$29.50
This Chord and Others
Those Who Can't, Teach
๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต, ๐˜›๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ turns the spotlight on the madcap lives of teachers and students in a typical secondary school in Singapore. As the teachers struggle daily to nurture and groom, the students prefer to hang out and โ€œchillaxโ€. With upskirting and Facebooking, griping and politicking, school takes on a whole new meaning as the colourful characters struggle to prove that those who can, teach.โฃ โฃ Written by Singaporeโ€™s most prolific playwright Haresh Sharma, ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต, ๐˜›๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ was first staged by The Necessary Stage in 1990 to critical acclaim. Twenty years later, Sharma revisits this classic to revitalise it for the Singapore Arts Festival 2010, transforming it into a powerful portrayal of the pressures and challenges facing teachers (and students) in schools in the 21st century.
$13.90
Those Who Can't, Teach
Trilogy
๐˜›๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜บ is a collection of three plays by Haresh Sharma that explore the fundamentals of text and realism by scrutinising pressing issues that affect contemporary society.โฃ โฃ Written between 2006 and 2008, the plays โ€“๐˜๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜บ, ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ and ๐˜Ž๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ฌ ๐˜Ž๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ดโ€“feature simple but powerful narratives that question personal, social, cultural and political convictions.โฃ โฃ These award-winning plays represent some of The Necessary Stageโ€™s most critically-acclaimed works in recent years and are set to be contemporary classics of Singapore theatre.
$20.00
Trilogy