Join us at our post-show feedback sessions at the Esplanade Theatre Studio on 25 Feb, 4 and 11 Mar 2023, Sat at 2.45pm. Meet director Cherilyn Woo and/or dramaturg Sindhura Kalidas, and share your thoughts about Us with them. We look forward to seeing you there and appreciate your support in our ongoing efforts to enhance the PLAYtime! experience.
Making friends, falling out, and making up again.
Side by side, two by two,
Giggle, joke, play, and chatter.
But what happens when two becomes three?
Can two best friends make room for another?
Peek into the lives of two best friends as their world is turned upside down when another friend wants to play too.
Through movement, music and fun, Us explores loneliness, understanding, empathy and love. Discover the importance of friends and how simple acts of kindness can change the world.
Us was first presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay in August 2019 as part of PLAYtime!.
Created by: Daniel Jenkins
Written by: Daniel Jenkins
Restaging Director: Cherilyn Woo
Performers: Ryan Ang, Michelle Ler, Ching Shu Yi
Music Composer & Live Musician: Ang Zhi Hui
Sound Designer & Live Musician: Vick Low
Lighting Designer: Gabriel Chan
Asst Lighting Designer: Tai Zi Feng
Set Designer: Wong Chee Wai
Props Fabricator: Prop-erly
Props Master and Rehearsal Stage Manager: Pearl Wee
Costume Coordinator: Lim Zhiying
Stage Manager: Shining Goh
Assistant Stage Manager: Ng Zu You
Sound Operator: Dino Sairil bin Sanip, Riya Shaqil Bin Rizal
Assistant Sound Designer: Lynette Quek
Series Dramaturg: Sindhura Kalidas
Production Manager: Amy Wee (Esplanade)
Key Visual illustration: Shelly Liew
Special thanks to: Elaine Ng, Ainul Farhana Mohd
A PLAYtime! favourite is back! This text-and-music-based performance shares how we can be better friends with one another through acts of kindness and generosity. There will be some moments during the performance where children can choose to participate by moving and singing along with the performers.