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WILD RICE @ FUNAN 2020 SEASON - GRANDMOTHER TONGUE
Synopsis

In a Singapore where dialects have been losing relevance for generations, Grandmother Tongue traces a young man’s struggle to connect with his 84-year-old Teochew-speaking grandmother. He teaches her to use a mobile phone. He helps her buy her favourite brand of soya sauce. He visits her in hospital after a fall. Along the way, he begins to understand just what it means to spend decades in linguistic and cultural exile. 

Back by popular demand after two sell-out runs, Thomas Lim’s funny, insightful play examines the social costs of our mother-tongue language policy and the erasure of dialects in today’s Singapore. In ways both humorous and heartbreaking, Grandmother Tongue explores how our identities are bound up with the languages that we use and the ones that we lose.

“Powerful…Brilliant…Superb!” – The Straits Times

“A play which does more showing than telling – but speaks volumes nonetheless." – The Business Times

“Boldly done in multiple languages, including dialects, Grandmother Tongue will have a soft spot in our hearts for a long time to come. – Popspoken

Starring Jalyn Han, Rei Poh & Tan Shou Chen

Start Sales Date

Priority Sales  (WILD RICE Angels)
Internet:
4 Nov 2019, 9am - 10 Nov 2019, 11.59pm

Other Channels:
4 Nov 2019, 10am - 10 Nov 2019, 11.59pm

Early Bird Sales (WILD RICE Angels & General Public)
Internet:
11 Nov 2019, 12am - 4 Dec 2019, 11.59pm

Other Channels:
11 Nov 2019, 10am - 4 Dec 2019, 11.59pm

Public Sales:
Internet:
5 Dec 2019, 12am

Other Channels:
5 Dec 2019, 10am

  

Duration

Approximately 1 hours 15 minutes

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Rating / Age Limit

  • Consumer Rating: Advisory 16 (Some mature content and coarse language)
  • No admission for patrons below 3 years old.
  • Patrons 3 years and above must purchase ticket for entry.
  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.

Late Seating Advisory:

  • Please be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time.
  • There will be no admission into the venue once the performance has commenced.
  • Admission may only be permitted during a suitable pause, depending on the nature of the performance.

Photography / Video Recording Rules

  • No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is permitted for this event

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Event Date
Thu, 2 - Sun, 19 Apr 2020

Tue - Fri: 7.30pm
Sat: 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Sun: 2.30pm

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S$50, S$40, S$30, S$25 (Tue-Thu, 7.30pm)
S$60, S$50, S$40, S$30 (Fri-Sat, 7.30pm & Sat-Sun, 2.30pm)

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