Esplanade Presents | The Studios


This Chord and Others

Written by Haresh Sharma
Directed by Timothy Nga
A commission by The Studios

30 Mar – 2 Apr 2017
Thu – Sun
Thu – Sat: 8pm
Sat & Sun: 3pm
30 Mar – 1 Apr 2017 : 8pm
1 & 2 Apr 2017 : 3pm
1hr 40mins (no intermission)
Esplanade Theatre Studio
There will be a post-show dialogue with the artists on 31 Mar.
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Students: $17
NSFs & Seniors: $25

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Sparkling wit and ironic references all through the play, not only make it hugely funny, but also leaves lingering questions that polite people will not bring up…Can we get on with life, unfettered by race, language, religion and culture? The Business Times

This Chord and Others is a comedy about friendship and a witty exploration of identity through the eyes of three young men, Sukdev, Gerald and Thomas. The three friends work together and enjoy spending time with one another, until a job promotion and office talent time come between them, leading the men to discover new truths and challenges about their race, religion, background and friendship.

First staged in 1991, and last performed in 2000, This Chord & Others is one of the first full-length comedies written by Haresh Sharma. This revival of the play, staged 25 years after it was first written, asks, "How do we carry the vestiges of our various histories?"

This 2017 re-staging is directed by Timothy Nga and stars Neo Hai Bin, Thomas Pang and Pavan J Singh, with creative design by Bani Haykal, Bernice Ong, Adrian Tan, Ong Kian Peng and Koh Wan Ching.

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