FourPlays: ABCD
By Vertical Submarine
Associate Directors, TheatreWorks

3 April 2013, Wednesday, 8pm - Preview
4 – 6 April 2013, Thursday – Saturday, 8pm

72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239007

"Foreplay was a French invention" -Ricardo Piglia

FourPlays: ABCD is inspired by a series of conversations between brother and sister, between a prostitute and her customer, between a man and his lover, between a traitor and his confidante. All the stories take place in a room, bedroom or dining room and the dialogues will be taken from three importnt 20th century Argentine writers: Roberto Arlt, Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortazar and one French writer, Marguerite Duras. Hence, Arlt, Borges, Cortazar and Duras (A,B,C,D). Aside from the alphabetical coincidence, all the stories reflect the impossibility of human relationship; the impossibility of dialogue.

Similar to some of Vertical Submarine’s previous projects such as Decomposition II (2008), Analogic (2009), Dust: A Recollection (2011), this performance will take the form of a narration.

Known primarily for their work as visual artists, FourPlays: ABCD is Vertical Submarine’s third work with TheatreWorks after Abusement Park (as part of Night Festival: New World 2010) and DUST – A Recollection (2011).

Advisory 16 and Above (Some Sexual References)

$15 Concession for full-time students, NSFs & Seniors above 55
$25 Preview on 3 April 2013
$30 Early Bird till 27 March 2013
$35 Standard

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