Wouldn’t It Be Nice?
As part of Esplanade's F.Y.I series
19 – 22 May 2020
2.30pm & 5.15pm
Esplanade Theatre Studio
In English. No surtitles.
It is 2030 in Singapore. First the floods came, followed by a prolonged period of drought and contamination to our water supply. There is a shortage of clean water and an energy crunch. Water has become a controlled good, persistent power outages are disrupting the lives of Singaporeans, and there are strains in the social order.
How will water be distributed? How will people resolve their differences and priorities? In times of crisis, how do we organise ourselves? How do we trust each other? How do we communicate, listen, understand and accommodate each other? How do we fend for ourselves when resources are scarce? Will we, as a nation, survive the fallout from this crisis?
Through this forum theatre play, the students will be challenged to question their values and priorities, and attempt to understand where another person may be coming from – their concerns, desires, and needs. There is no model answer, and no prescribed ways to deal with the problem. Instead, students will be asked to evaluate their priorities and devise new solutions through collective discussions and sharing.
Students will get an opportunity to learn from each other and formulate new and diverse thoughts, options, and strategies, making us stronger and more versatile as a community when facing a crisis.