By Cake Theatrical Productions
Directed by Natalie Hennedige
Written by Michelle Tan
Commissioned by Singapore International Festival of the Arts 2015
Presented at SOTA Theatre, Singapore
Born from the desire to chart humanity’s passage from beginning to present state, Versus is a ferocious performance about our existence amidst all the wars we wage.
This allegorical journey takes place through the most contentious zones of conflict we know – the world’s innumerable battlefields, the volatile intersections of faith, the deep trenches of the heart – spinning it all like some renegade turntable, ricocheting from flesh domain to spirit state, meshing personal psalm and public rave, capering over gaping wounds in the soul’s landscape.
If it is written / set in stone / marrow in bone
can Despot Mother Patriot Child / carve out a home
while an Angel sees / the rise fall rise fall of a People
raging blood pulsing flesh
/ reaching for something beyond the beyond
all comprehension / suspended
With their distinct blend of stirring music, composite stage imagery and searing text, Cake continues to construct clarity from the overwhelmingly irrational. The result is a work rooted in history while urgently reaching into the now.
(Text from Cake Theatrical Productions: www.caketheatre.com)