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Saying Grace

Touring the South East District from February 2012


A TheatreWorks Writers’ Lab Community Project in partnership with the South East Community Development Council

Performed by Andrew Lua
Written by Hu Fangda
Directed by Gerald Chew
With initial dramaturgy by Robin Loon

Andrew Harvey Lee is seemingly perfect: educated, married, hardworking, a corporate high-flyer. He wants to live well like other Singaporeans do. But he eats and purges himself too much.

A prize-winning entry of the 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2011 (Youth Category), Saying Grace traces the life of an accountant battling an eating disorder. Follow Andrew’s fall from grace as he negotiates his body, career, family and sanity through a deep plunge past rock bottom. A tussle of mind over matter, society above self, this one-man show offers a rare perspective into the private world of a man who has lived, lost and hopes to live again.

Since 2008, TheatreWorks has forged a dynamic partnership with South East CDC in organising its Writers’ Lab programmes for the community’s benefit. The 24-Hour Playwriting Competition takes place each year at unconventional sites and sees the participation of aspiring writers from all walks of life, young and senior. Saying Grace marks the third edition of the Writers’ Lab Community Project in showcasing new writing reflecting the heart and soul of Singaporeans; through a whirlwind tour of public spaces within the South East District!


Event Details


Performed in English.

Approximately 40 minutes

Post-show discussion after each performance

Recommended for audiences 15 years and above

18 Feb 2012, Sat, 3pm & 8pm
Performance Centre, Mountbatten Community Club
35 Jalan Satu
MRT: Dakota

25 & 26 Feb 2012, Sat & Sun, 3pm
Programme Zone, Bedok Public Library
21 Bedok North St. 1
MRT: Bedok

11 Mar 2012, Sun, 3pm
Merpati Hall, Geylang East Public Library
50 Geylang East Ave 1
MRT: Aljunied

18 Mar 2012, Sun, 4pm
Mini Theatre, Braddell Heights Community Club
50 Serangoon Ave 2
MRT: Serangoon

24 Mar 2012, Sat, 7:30pm
Multi-Purpose Hall, Siglap South Community Centre
6 Palm Rd
Buses: 10, 12, 13, 14, 16

25 Mar 2012, Sun, 3pm & 27 Mar 2012, Tue, 7:30pm
Programme Zone, Serangoon Public Library
23 Serangoon Central, #04-82/83, nex
MRT: Serangoon

30 Mar 2012, Fri, 8pm
Theatrette, Marine Parade Community Club
278 Marine Parade Rd
Buses: 13, 15, 16, 31, 36, 43, 48, 55, 76, 135, 196, 197, 853, 966

To reserve seats or for enquiries, please call TheatreWorks at 6737-7213 or email


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