Esplanade Presents

Theatre

Don't Know, Don't Care

The Necessary Stage (Singapore)

28 Jun – 1 Jul 2022

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1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Theatre Studio

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Synopsis

“It was a very moving performance! My students and I have learnt much from this forum theatre and enjoyed the process of understanding the issues and relationship building too. Thank you!”
Teacher, St. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School

 

“I feel like forum theatre is very interesting to get different solutions [sic] and it helped me to open my mind.”
Student

 

Don't Know, Don't Care is an interactive theatrical experience that looks at a family trying to deal with terminal illness within the household. Wrapped up in their own lives, the family members 'don't want to know' and prefer to leave the caregiving to strangers. Soon, they realise they have to know, and discover the importance of being there for each other.

 

Can a time of illness allow a family to finally share a bond and experience joy?

 

Don’t Know, Don’t Care touches on themes relevant to students and their lives. This performance includes interaction and discussions carried out through hot-seating and forum theatre activities which are designed to encourage students to think through their decisions and to empower them to negotiate change in their lives.

 

Originally commissioned by HCA Hospice Care in 2012.

 

Learning Objectives

 

  • Explore the intricate dynamics of inter-generational relations
  • Gain an understanding of forum theatre as a tool for developing critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of empathy and integrity
Advisory:
Mask-wearing is required for all indoor events.
Recommended Age: Recommended for Lower and Upper Secondary students.
Admission Age:
7 and above
Language: English
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Date and Time

28 Jun 2022, Tue

2.30pm

Esplanade Theatre Studio

5pm

Esplanade Theatre Studio

29 Jun 2022, Wed

2.30pm

Esplanade Theatre Studio

5pm

Esplanade Theatre Studio

30 Jun 2022, Thu

2.30pm

Esplanade Theatre Studio

5pm

Esplanade Theatre Studio

1 Jul 2022, Fri

2.30pm

Esplanade Theatre Studio

5pm

Esplanade Theatre Studio

Tickets and Prices

Standard
Price $23

Schools

(Mainstream Primary and Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges and Centralised Institute)

For every 20 student tickets purchased per performance, one complimentary teacher ticket will be issued.

The complimentary offer is only available for purchases made in a single transaction for the same show title.

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SPED Schools

For every 10 student tickets purchased per performance, two complimentary teacher tickets will be issued.

The complimentary offer is only available for purchases made in a single transaction for the same show title.

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International School

To make a booking, please contact Esplanade Box Office at 68288389 or email boxoffice@esplanade.com.

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Tote Board Arts Grant

All Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges / Centralised Institute & ITEs may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 50% of the programme cost.

All SPED Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 70% of the programme cost.

For more details, please contact Esplanade Box Office at 6828 8389 or email boxoffice@esplanade.com.

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