The Second Breakfast Company (2BCo) will re-stage The Moon Is Less Bright, written in 1963, the first play by Singapore’s literary pioneer and Cultural Medallion recipient Goh Poh Seng. 2BCo’s production of The Moon Is Less Bright is a poetic drama revived for the modern stage to examine current concerns of privilege and inequality in Singapore, 55 years since it was first written. The play will be staged at the Drama Centre Black Box , from 31 May to 3 June 2018.
Through this production, the Company seeks to adopt a different entry point into the conversation of inequality and privilege, by examining how the psychology of class can skew our outlook on life and the people around us. Adeeb Fazah, artistic director of 2BCo and of the newest staging of The Moon Is Less Bright, hopes that the production will rejuvenate an older Singapore play with a voice that is relevant and topical. He explains, “Rather interestingly, the play brings up the discussion of class and privilege in a time where Singapore as a society is re-examining its social make-up.
The debate on privilege and class have recently surfaced on a national level, with research
statistics being scrutinised and analysed. With Moon, we hope to generate meaningful reflection about how class makes us think and act.”
Thursday, 31 May 8pm (Preview)
Friday, 1 June 8pm
Saturday, 2 June 3pm and 8pm
Sunday, 3 June 3pm
Venue: Drama Centre Black Box, National Library Building, Level 5, 100 Victoria St, Singapore 188064
When: 31 May - 3 Jun 2018,
By: Drama Centre