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Dear Elena

Whatever happened to us?


Dear Elena was nominated at the "Life! Theatre Awards 2020":
  • Best Lighting Design — Faith Liu Yong Huay


  • Synopsis

    Four students drop a birthday surprise on their teacher Elena, but the true intention of their visit is unveiled when they attempt to persuade her to hand over the key to the safe where their exam papers are being kept. For the sake of their academic progress, they must falsify their scores; for the sake of their futures, excuses are made to justify their actions. The teacher finds herself in a predicament when her students begin coercing her. To stop them from making further mistakes, Elena stands firm and refuses to compromise. They are stuck in deadlock as night draws in, and the students suggest a shockingly deplorable deal as their last resort.

    Dear Elena Sergeevna, the original play from which this production is adapted, has been staged in many different translations around the world since the 1980s, and it is known as one of the most powerful contemporary classics. Filled with dynamic tension in the plot, coupled with the lyrical text, the play asks hard questions about humanity unflinchingly.

    Directed by four-time award-winning director Nelson Chia, the NYT Ensemble reimagines this classic work and injects it with contemporary ideas through both textual and physical vocabularies.



    Performed in Mandarin, with English surtitles,
    including closed captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

    Date and Time
    17 – 20 October 2019
    Thu - Sat: 8pm
    Sat & Sun: 3pm
    Sun: 7.30pm

    Venue
    Drama Centre Blackbox, Level 5

    Duration
    2 Hours, with no intermission.

    Rating
    Advisory 16 (Mature Content)

    Playwright: Lyudmila Razumovskaya
    Director: Nelson Chia
    Producer: Mia Chee

    Cast:
    Mia Chee*, Hang Qian Chou*, Neo Hai Bin*, Timothy Wan*, Shu Yi Ching
    * Members of NYT Ensemble

    Lighting: Liu Yong Huay Faith
    Sound: Ng Jing

    Production Manager: Chan Lee Lee
    Stage Manager: Tennie Su (Associate)

    Key Visual Design: Ryan Loi
    Title Calligraphy: Kimie Nagai
    Key Visual Makeup: The Make Up Room
    Key Visual Hair: Ashley Lim

    Ticket price
    $38 (not inclusive of SISTIC charge)

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