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2019 Season

SEASON SPONSOR


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We live in a world of growing complexity and contradiction. Technology has made the world smaller, connected people, shrunk distances. It has enhanced efficiency, increased productivity, improved lives. But at times, it has also divided humankind, exacerbated social ills, and created borders in a borderless world. As societies, we’ve had to grapple with the good and bad. As a corporate, we’ve asked ourselves what we can do to harness advances

Season Sponsor

Season Sponsor in technology for the good of mankind, and to improve lives and livelihoods. These questions are the driving force behind the bank’s ethos – Live More, Bank Less. This is why DBS is proud to continue our partnership with Pangdemonium, a theatre company that explores modern-day societal issues in an authentic and artistic manner. Our hope is that a greater understanding of the world we live in will spur us into action, in big and small ways, as we forge ahead towards a brighter tomorrow.

Karen Ngui Managing Director and Head Group Strategic Marketing and Communications DBS Bank

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The Future, as they say, is Now


And we’re not talking about the World Cup.

Artistic Directors’ Message

2018 has been a dramatic year on the global stage.

We gasped in astonishment as Malaysians were engulfed in a storm of political change, and cried foul as poisons rained down on Syrian civilians...

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We cheered as Cosby and Weinstein came undone at the hands of America’s soap-operatic justice system, and howled at the Indian authorities’ impotence in dealing with yet more shocking rapes. We thanked the gods when 12 Thai boys trapped in a cave were reunited with their families, and prayed in vain as thousands of immigrant children in the US were torn from theirs. We got all teary watching Kim and Moon kiss and make up, while in our own backyard, we had the pornographic pleasure of gawping at the first date/ foreplay/prenup between the Fat Titan and Captain Spamerica - will this Infinity War have a happy ending?

And for every other piece of news this year that we have found disturbing, distressing, or depressing, we took comfort in the sliver of sunshine that is the reunion of ABBA. We’re living in turbulent times, to say the least. We could stick our heads in the sand, or be voyeurs watching the world burn, or be obnoxious “keyboard warriors”. Or we could choose to do something. That’s why Pangdemonium’s 2019 Season is themed “Present Tense/Future Perfect” – because life is precious, our world is fragile, and with all the crap happening around us, we have to live in the present, learn from our past, and take action to work towards a better future. Idealistic, perhaps, but if we don’t try, then what’s the point of it all?


Artistic Directors’ Message

With the invaluable support of our Season Sponsor, DBS, our hotly-anticipated 2019 Season kicks off with Late Company, an explosive exposé of cyberbullying in our age of alienation; followed by the world premiere of This Is What Happens To Pretty Girls, a powerful new play revolving around #MeToo; and rounds off with the outrageous Tony Award-winning Urinetown: The Musical, which strips bare everyone from politicians to populists, and everything from public relations to public toilets. An eclectic and electrifying ensemble of stories that will make us look at ourselves truthfully, point the way forward, and kick our asses into action.

Pangdemonium is the only theatre company in Singapore offering a Season Ticket, demonstrating our dedication to giving you more pang for your buck with our ass-kicking adventures in theatre*. We are extremely grateful for the faith and commitment of our loyal supporters, who have helped us exponentially grow our Season Ticket subscriptions over the years. Our 2019 Season Ticket is only on sale until 31 December 2018, so there’s no time like the present – get off your asses and go grab yours at www.sistic.com.sg now! Here’s to the future.

Adrian & Tracie Pang Artistic Directors *No asses will be harmed, though

many will be kicked, in the staging of these productions.

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Written by Jordan Tannahill

Late Company

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Late Company 22 Feb – 10 Mar Victoria Theatre Singapore Premiere

Written by Jordan Tannahill Director Tracie Pang

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Cast includes Janice Koh Karen Tan Adrian Pang Edward Choy


Late Company

Debora and Michael’s dinner guests are late. About one year late. That’s because it’s taken all this time for the couple to even dare to come face to face with Tamara and Bill, and their teenage son Curtis - the bully they believe is responsible for the suicide of their own son Joel...

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For Debora and Michael, tonight is a nerve-racking step towards coming to terms with their loss; for Tamara and Bill, it’s a meeting they’ve been dreading but never expected to ever happen; and for Curtis, it’s going to be the worst dinner of his life.

Redemption, forgiveness and closure are on the menu, but first they all have to get through the main course of blame, shame and retribution. As everyone takes a turn in the hot seat for their real or imagined role in the tragedy, painful accusations are served and shocking secrets are spilled. And all through dinner, the spectre of Joel looms over a night that will change everyone’s lives forever.

“Sucker punch of a play. Comic and excruciating, fizzes with authenticity. Utterly transfixing” The Telegraph

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Late Company

“Powerful, superb drama about the devastating aftershocks of cyberbullying” Time Out

Chillingly comic, nail-bitingly tense and provocatively polarizing, Late Company shines a stark light on our mutating 21st century society and volatile youth culture, and asks the urgent question: are we too late?

“This dinner party from hell serves up the full gamut of human emotions. A terrific play. GO!” The Times

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Written by Ken Kwek

This is what happens to Pretty Girls

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This Is What Happens To Pretty Girls 10 May – 26 May Drama Centre Theatre World Premiere

Written by Ken Kwek Director Tracie Pang

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Cast includes Thomas Pang Oon Shu An Jamil Schulze Adrian Pang


This Is What Happens To Pretty Girls

Harvey Weinstein was just the beginning. Since October 2017, when the Hollywood movie mogul was accused of rape, hundreds of men in positions of power, repute and influence have been named and shamed for all manner of harassment, coercion and assault across the spectrum of sexual misconduct...

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Millions around the world are being pulled into the #MeToo minefield and the Time’s Up tsunami. We are experiencing a redefining period in our history, where women are finding their voices in a way never before witnessed. Then there are the many voices that are never heard, stories never told, secrets never shared, and truths never revealed. Pangdemonium has commissioned the world premiere of This Is What Happens To Pretty Girls to be one such story, with

many sides, many secrets, and many truths, each one demanding to be told; a story about women and men who have not been liberated by the revolution, and whose lives perch on the knife edge between damnation and deliverance. Playwright Ken Kwek (award-winning director of Unlucky Plaza) has conducted interviews with more than 100 women and men, and, drawing from their stories of violence, heartbreak and survival, created a provocative, poignant and powerful piece of theatre for our times.

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This Is What Happens To Pretty Girls

“This play is partly a journey of my own reckoning with the #metoo movement. I see this as being as much a men’s issue if not more so – as it is a women’s issue.” Ken Kwek Playwright

In this new dawn of female empowerment and gender equality that is galvanizing our society, This Is What Happens To Pretty Girls is an explosive and timely new play that will pull apart preconceptions, confound conspiracy theories, and make you question yourself and the people you think you know. You have been warned.

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Music & Lyrics by Mark Hollmann

Urinetown: The Musical Book & Lyrics by Greg Kotis

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Urinetown: The Musical 27 Sep – 13 Oct Drama Centre Theatre

Book & Lyrics by Greg Kotis Music & Lyrics by Mark Hollmann Director Tracie Pang

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Cast includes Benjamin Chow Mina Kaye Sean Ghazi Andrew Marko Adrian Pang Jo Tan Ethel Yap Seong Hui Xuan Kimberly Chan


Urinetown: The Musical

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is the hilarious musical satire that takes the piss out of the legal system, capitalism, populism, bureaucracy, political corruption, and musicals themselves!

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“For anarchic, firstrate comic relief, get thee to Urinetown!” Time Out

A fictional “most expensive city in the world” is facing a “cross-border water crisis”, leading to a government ban on private lavatories, and the erection of pay-to-pee public toilets operated by the megalomaniacal CEO of Urine Good Company, Caldwell B. Cladwell. Breaking the strict laws against gratuitous public peeing means urination ruination, with offenders being put in cold storage in the dreaded and mysterious “Urinetown”, never to be seen again.

When threatened with yet another hike on the pee-fee, the poor citizens, having endured overwhelming oppression and bursting bladders, can no longer hold it in, and stage a revolution. A handsome hero, with the heroically handsome name of Bobby Strong, leads the rebels in their fight for the right to pee for free “wherever they like, whenever they like, for as long as they like, and with whomever they like!” And, in true musical theatre style, he still finds the time and energy to fall hopelessly in love with the honeylicious Hope Cladwell, who (shock! horror! spoiler!) turns out to be the daughter of the dastardly Caldwell B. Cladwell!


Urinetown: The Musical

“Audacious, exhilarating, riotous, hilarious, sensational…The most gripping and galvanizing theatre experience.” New York Times

Will our Number One hero save the day and bring relief to the people? Maybe! Will love be dealt a royal flush against evil? Possibly! Will there be more toilet jokes? You betcha!

Urinetown catapults musical theatre into a new dimension, with its warped (but uncannily familiar) depiction of a dystopian world, a playlist packed with outrageous songs, and a cunning knack of making you laugh ‘til you wet your pants.

“A fresh, unique, original, impudent, colourful, exciting, irreverent, surprising and wonderful musical” New York Observer

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2019 Season Ticket

Cat 1 - All Access - $200 Best seats in the house, any show, any time! Cat 1 - Off Peak - $175 More savings for the mid week and matinee theatre-goer. Cat 2 - All Access - $150 For the truly priceconscious. Choose the next best tier for one low price.

Early bird discount for DBS/POSB cardholders (available from 26 september - 20 october 2018) Cat 1 - All Access - $190 Cat 1 - Off Peak - $165 Cat 2 - All Access - $140

Season Tickets are available online at www.sistic.com.sg Ticket sales end 31 December 2018!

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Season Tickets & Benefits

Pangdemonium’s 2019 Season Ticket is the best way to fully enjoy the 2019 Season.

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Priority Booking Secure the best seats in the house, ahead of public sales for each show 4

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Calendar 2019 Late Company 22 Feb - 10 Mar Season Ticket Priority Booking: 12 Dec 2018 Public Sales: 9 Jan 2019 Mon

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Be a part of the Pang Gang as a front-of-house volunteer! If you love theatre, then we want you! Volunteers play a vital role in supporting the team with front-of-house duties during every show. So why should you join the team? From exclusive behindthe-scenes experience, to meeting people with the same interests in the arts, you’re going to be in for a kick-ass adventure.

Be a Volunteer

Be a Volunteer

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Receive a complimentary ticket to watch the show 2

Go on an exclusive backstage tour 3

Meet other likeminded individuals 4

Receive an acknowledgment letter upon request

Drop us an email at volunteer@pangdemonium.com

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Support Us With our commitment to producing work which is accessible, dynamic, and of the highest artistic and entertainment values, we are constantly reaching out to a diverse audience. We are extremely proud of our productions and it would not be possible without the generosity and support of our kind sponsors.


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Associate your brand with Singapore’s most exciting theatre company

Support Us

We are able to continue doing the work we do because our business partners believe in us. With your help, Pangdemonium will continue to be a leading force in Singapore’s theatre scene. By aligning yourself with Pangdemonium, your organisation will benefit from the opportunity to:

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Leverage your investment to achieve your business objectives 3

Partner with us in engaging the hearts & minds of the public through the medium of theatre 4

Demonstrate your commitment to corporate responsibility initiatives and giving back to the community 5

Pangdemonium is a registered charity with IPC status (Charity no.: 201229915M) and all cash donations are eligible for a 250% tax deduction. To find out how your organisation can benefit from a sponsorship with Pangdemonium, contact our Business Development Manager Kelvin Lim at: kelvin@pangdemonium.com

Reward and engage your staff in innovative ways 6

Treat your clients to a great night at the theatre

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Become a Friend of Pangdemonium!

Pangdemaniac $500 Champion $1,000 Hero $2,500 Superhero $5,000 Crusader $10,000 Winged Crusader $25,000 White Knight $50,000


Friend of Pangdemonium

Join our philanthropic friends and help us tell the stories that you want to hear. You will receive complimentary tickets, priority seating, discounts on additional purchases, pre-show drinks, backstage tours, and acknowledgements.

Pangdemonium Theatre Company Ltd is a registered charity with IPC status and your cash donation is eligible for 250% tax deduction. For information on joining our Friends of Pangdemonium programme, contact Katerina Tiapula at: kat@pangdemonium.com or visit www.pangdemonium.com Donate directly at: www.giving.sg/ pangdemonium-theatrecompany-ltd-

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Pangdemonium NextGen Education Programme The Pangdemonium NextGen Education Programme Programme was created to to nurture aspiring artists and technical practitioners. Since 2014, we have been providing opportunities for emerging talents to work with and learn from industry professionals, and cultivating both storytelling and performing talent, in a challenging and inspiring environment.

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Our Triple Threats Workshop is designed for youths aged 13 to 19, who are interested in musical theatre. The programme aims to impart the fundamentals of storytelling through music, expression through song, vocal instruction and movement culminating in a special showcase. Our Triple Threats alumni have gone on to programmes in LASALLE and made their professional debuts in shows like Fun Home and The Great Wall Musical.


Our Apprenticeship Programme offers a full–time, production–long, professional experience for highly motivated and committed

individuals who are looking to bridge the gap between their academic experience and a professional career in theatre. We offer apprenticeships in Stage Management, Production Management, Arts Management and Lighting Design. We believe that our Pangdemonium NextGen Education Programme will help create the next generation of theatre professionals and sow the seeds for a vibrant theatre industry.

For more information, check out www.pangdemonium.com/education

NextGen Education Programme

Our Write Here, Write Now Playwriting Mentorship is open to aspiring writers of all ages. A promising applicant will be selected for one–on–one coaching with our Playwright in Residence, Stephanie Street. With her guidance, mentees will produce a full–length play, which may be considered for staging and/or submission to playwriting competitions.

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About Pangdemonium Pangdemonium is a proudly Singaporean theatre company with a mission to tell stories on the stage which are challenging, inspiring, relevant, accessible, and above all, of the highest artistic, entertainment and production values, in a league with the very best of theatre internationally.


About Pangdemonium

RENT, 2017

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Rule #1 of theatre is that it has to be entertaining – but it is capable of achieving so much more. Pangdemonium believes that theatre should strive to enrich, enlighten, and empower; it should surprise, stir, and stimulate; it should be aspirational and inspirational, passionate and compassionate; it should impact on audiences viscerally, intellectually, emotionally. With this in mind, Pangdemonium tells stories that tackle challenging issues, ask difficult questions, provoke constructive debate, and hopefully lead us all on a path towards discoveries of our communal human experience; that jolt us all from a collective passivity

and make us take positive action, that expose us all for our flaws and frailties, and dare us to change; that help us see someone else’s point of view, and share in someone’s else’s journey; that celebrate life, and champion struggle, survival and the human spirit; that make us count our blessings, appreciate this world more, and strive to live more meaningful lives; stories that Singaporeans can relate to and identify with, and at the same time, have a global resonance and universal significance.

In short, we tell stories that live up to our motto ‘Ass-kicking adventures in theatre’ – because theatre should give us all a muchneeded kick in the nether regions once in a while.


About Pangdemonium

Since our inception in 2010, a key component of our mission has been to uncover new talent and to give opportunities to aspiring artists and technical practitioners to work in a professional, challenging and nurturing environment in our productions. We firmly believe that this kind of “sowing seeds� ethos is the way to keep the Singapore arts scene dynamic, fresh and progressive. Our work is garnering rave reviews from audiences and critics alike, and winning prestigious theatre accolades. We are steadily growing in size, strength and stature, with our acclaimed annual Season Ticket motivating more and more people to commit themselves to support our work. As a theatre company we are rapidly making a name for ourselves as a vibrant and vital voice in our community.

Pangdemonium aims to continue to prove that Singapore is able to produce theatre that can achieve international standards, theatre that Singaporeans can be proud of, and to inspire more and more people to embrace theatre as a way of life.

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Pangdemonium is a nonprofit organisation with IPC status. Registered Charity number: 201229915 M Pangdemonium Theatre Company Ltd. is a recipient of support from the National Arts Council’s Major Company Scheme for the period from 40 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020

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