Esplanade Presents | Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts 华艺节 2018

Theatre

Einstein in the Carpark

Emergency Stairs (Singapore/China)
An Esplanade Commission
1 – 4 Mar 2018Thu – Sun
Thu: 8pm
Fri: 8pm & 11.30pm
Sat: 4pm & 8pm
Sun: 4pm
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
Esplanade B2 Carpark
Performed in Mandarin and English. There will be no surtitles provided. English and Chinese translation of songs and text used in the performance will be provided in programme booklets.

Advisory: Recommended for audience aged 12 and above. Due to the nature of this performance, there will be no latecomer entry. Please be dressed comfortably as the Basement Carpark can be warm, and travel light as audience members will be walking and standing throughout the performance.

Meet at Esplanade Basement 2 carpark foyer 15mins before start time.
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$38

Concessions for students, NSFs and seniors: $20

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(16 – 30 Nov 2017)
White card: 15% savings
Black card: 20% savings

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(from 1 Dec 2017)
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- Feel the Earth Move

The Theory of Relativity tells us: if Einstein can find a car moving at the speed of light, time will stand still, and space will cease. 

In the warm, stuffy, sometimes noisy, sometimes hauntingly quiet Esplanade Basement Carpark, two men meet. One is Zhang Jun, the prince of Kunqu, possessing in him 600 years of Kun Opera history. The other is George Chan, a leading actor of Singapore musical theatre, trained in the centuries-old Western art form.

As they face each other, each with their own histories and cultures etched in their bodies, what do they say? What can’t they hold back? 

A unique original work where East meets West through past and present, Einstein in the Carpark is Huayi’s first-ever site-specific theatre production and is the second instalment of Emergency Stairs’ Post Dramatic Theatre Series. Einstein in the Carpark is directed and conceptualised by Young Artist Award recipient Liu Xiaoyi, together with two award-winning designers, lighting designer Lim Woan Wen and sound designer Darren Ng.

General Advisory

For information about late seating, house rules, photography and more, please refer to our general advisory.