Camdram

    Pan Island Expressway (PIE)
    By Chong Tze Chien

    19:00, Tue 25th February 2020 - Sat 29th February 2020 at Corpus Playroom
    Lent Week 6

    On the eve of Singapore’s 1st National Day Parade in 1988, 3 people are killed along the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE), Singapore’s oldest expressway which cuts through the heart of the country.

    An interrogator has 60 minutes to question James, whose script, ‘PIE’ foretold these 3 deaths. Somehow surviving a car accident along the PIE that killed both his parents just moments after he was born, James grew up to become an unsuccessful playwright who now faces accusations of murder.

    As the fragmented narrative of what ‘actually’ took place unfolds, the line between the ‘real’ and the ‘official’ narratives blurs, as James is forced to confront an interrogator intent on writing his own script - that James is a Communist conspirator who masterminded the deaths to ignite widespread dissent. Set against the 1987 ‘Marxist Conspiracy’ in Singapore, PIE won the Theatreworks Singapore Dramatist Award in 1998.

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