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Coming Soon: Michael Chiang’s “High Class”

June 24, 2013
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HighClass1Event: “High Class” by Michael Chiang
Venue: Drama Centre Theatre
Run: 5th – 14th July 2013

Michael Chiang’s First New Play in 14 Years!

Playwright Michael Chiang is back with an all-new original theatre production called “High Class”.

Inspired by the ditzy rom-coms of the ‘50s and ‘60s where aspiring young girls tried their darnedest to snare a filthy-rich husband, “High Class” is set in modern-day Singapore and revolves around five unexpected Cinderellas and the fairy godmother who hands them a ticket to tai-tai-dom.

This new production by the brains behind much-loved pieces such as “Army Daze”, “Beauty World” and “Private Parts” marks Michael’s first new play in 14 years.

Hailed as Singapore’s most bankable playwright, Michael is best recognized for his wry humour and his shrewd observations of Singapore society and life.

A strong local undercurrent is often found in his plays, and “High Class” is no exception, with its cheeky dig at high-society tai tais.

The story revolves around the efforts of Alexis, a newly-divorced and super-wealthy socialite, to produce a reality-TV show to find and groom/mentor gorgeous Singapore girls into becoming top tai tais.

Instead, she is sabotaged by her ex-husband and his spiteful lover, and gets saddled with five very unlikely girls.

Find out for yourself how the Queen of tai tais copes with all the tricky setbacks and the unexpected lessons on life she picks up along the way.

Directed by Beatrice Chia-Richmond and produced by Annie Pek, this offbeat comedy will showcase the musical talent of the cast in fun song-and-dance items featuring original new compositions specially written for the play by gifted producer-songwriter Don Richmond.

Stars the likes of Nikki Muller, Andrew Lua, Audrey Luo, Ebi Shankara, Elizabeth Lazan, Kimberly Chan, Mina Kaye, Serena Ho, Shane Mardjuki, Siti Khalijah, Gloria Tan and Timothy Wan.

Show Dates & Times: 5th – 14th July (Tues – Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm & 8pm, Sun 2pm & 5pm)
Play Duration: Approx. 1 hr 50 mins
Ticket Purchase: SISTIC Link (here)

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