Boom by Jean Tay and wAve by Sung Rno


This autumn we’re touring two very different plays by two exciting and talented East Asian writers: Boom by Jean Tay and wAve by Sung Rno. Directed by Yellow Earth’s new Co-Artistic Directors, Philippe Cherbonnier and Jonathan Man, these two plays bring together a fantastic cast that will move you to laughter and tears.

Boom by Jean Tay
Charmingly offbeat and very funny, Boom is a warm exploration of what makes a home, and what makes us so attached to it once we’ve made the perfect one. Singapore 2008. With the economy booming and the demand for land intense, the young, the old – and the dead – are forced to jostle for a space to call their own: a property developer’s mother refuses to move from their family home to make way for his new and very profitable apartment block; whilst a psychic civil servant – charged with relocating a cemetery – has come up against the most stubborn corpse yet.

Director: Philippe Cherbonnier
Designer: Wai Yin Kwok
Lighting Designer: Douglas Kuhrt
Cast: Ashley Alymann, Jonathan Chan-Pensley, Louise Mai Newberry, Tina Chiang, Jay Oliver YipBoom was created by Singapore Repertory Theatre in 2008.

Boom was developed through the Royal Court Theatre’s International Programme in London.

wAve by Sung Rno
Loosely inspired by the Medea myth and with a chorus of comic characters, this dysfunctional love story veers from madcap farce to tragedy as an isolated Korean immigrant’s dream of a perfect life as an American housewife turns sour wAve is a passionate and satirical play exploring the collision of cultures from an award-winning American playwright. “a generously inventive play” New York TimeswAve was commissioned by Center Theater Group / Mark Taper Forum’s Asian Theater Project and premiered at Ma-Yi Theater Company.

Director: Jonathan Man
Designer: Wai Yin Kwok
Lighting Designer: Douglas Kuhrt
Cast: Ashley Alymann, Jonathan Chan-Pensley, Louise Mai Newberry, Tina Chiang, Jay Oliver Yip

AUTUMN 2009 TOUR SCHEDULE
Greenwich Theatre, London
Boom: 21, 22 & 24 October at 7.30pm
wAve: 23 October at 7.30pm, 24 October at 2.30pm
Theatre Royal Margate
Boom: 27 October at 7.30pm
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Boom: 30 October at 7.30pm
wAve: 31 October at 7.30pm
Gulbenkian Theatre, Kent
wAve: 3 November at 7.45pm
Contact, Manchester
wAve: 5 & 6 November at 8pm
Riverside Studios, London
wAve: 10, 11 & 14 November at 7.30pm
Boom: 12, 13 & 15 November at 7.30pm

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