Einstein in the Carpark (2018)

Einstein in the Carpark. Photo by Tuckys Photography
Einstein in the Carpark. Photo by Tuckys Photography
Einstein in the Carpark. Photo by Tuckys Photography
Einstein in the Carpark. Photo by Tuckys Photography
Einstein in the Carpark. Photo by Tuckys Photography
Einstein in the Carpark. Photo by Tuckys Photography
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Date of show: 1-4 March 2018 (6 shows)

Time: Thu 8pm, Fri 8pm and 1130pm, Sat 4pm and 8pm, Sun 4pm

Venue: Esplanade B2 Carpark

Ticket Price: $38

Feel the earth move.

The Theory of Relativity tells us: If a car moves at the speed of light, time will stand still, and space will fall away.

In the hauntingly quiet Esplanade B2 carpark, two men meet. One is Zhang Jun, possessing in him 600 years of Kun Opera history. The other is George Chan, trained in musicals, the centuries-old Western art form. As the prince of Kunqu and leading actor of musicals face each other, each with their own histories and cultures etched in their bodies, what do they say? What can’t they hold back? 

Einstein in the Carpark is an original work where East meets West through the past and the present; this journey-themed site-specific production is directed and conceptualised by Young Artist Award recipient Liu Xiaoyi, together with award-winning artists- lighting artist Lim Woan Wen and sound artist Darren Ng. 

An Esplanade commission, Einstein in the Carpark is the second instalment of Emergency Stairs’ Post Dramatic Theatre Series.

It stages performances of questions, not of answers.

Corrie Tan, Arts Equator, Life isn’t a beach in Einstein in the Carpark

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