Playing With & For The Community
Let Me Off!
by Migrant Voices
Date: 14 December 2008
Venue: Play Den, The Arts House @ The Old Parliament
Time:5.00pm and 7.30pm
After being away from the workforce for 10 years, Mrs. Liew makes plans to don her working suit once more and re-enter the corporate world. Holding a full-time job means she would need help to manage her two-storey house, do the dishes, walk the dog and more importantly, to take care of her daughter, Catherine who’s in primary school. Enter Ira, the domestic worker from Indonesia.
Ira is happy with the Liew family, and is especially fond of her young charge whom she gradually forges a special bond with. She works hard six days a week and gets Sundays off. One day, Ira is invited to a weekend concert, headlined by her favourite movie superstar. Will Mrs Liew let her go?
Culled from real-life experiences, “Let Me Off!” is a fun-filled interactive theatre piece featuring a talented cast of both Singaporeans and migrant workers from Indonesia, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Nepal and India. It explores how we interact with migrant workers – especially the ones in our homes. Look forward to dramatic moments and some serious booty shaking. It will also invite members of the audience to participate and interact with the actors on stage.
This production is organized to commemorate International Migrant’s Day 2008, in association with Drama Box.It is adapted and extended by Sha Najak and Kok Heng Leun from a script entitled “Let Me Go!” by the Necessary Stage.
Directed by Rei Poh
Supported by The Lee Foundation
Tickets are available for free, but reservations are required due to a limited capacity.
For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org