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Death of A Hero

In Collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay as part of The Studios

Written by:
Chew Boon Leong

Directed by:
Benjamin Ho

Date:
1 – 3 May 2008

Venue:
Esplanade Theatre Studio

Starring:
Koh Wan Ching, Patricia Toh, Renee Chua, Serena Pang, Rei Poh, Trey Ho, Lyon Sim, Andrew Lua

Drums Percussion by:
ZingO 惊鼓人

Performed in Mandarin

Death of A Hero Poster by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore

Synopsis

A man left behind by a progressing world… This is Ah Hock. He withdraws into his world where he is the Hero, and is happy for a while in his little utopia until reality catches up with him. Misunderstood and lonely, he takes comfort in the warm embrace of Mr. Grim, thinking that no one will ever notice his silent departure. But he is wrong…

  • A crowd with different puppets facing two actors holding puppets
  • A drummer back facing two actors in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • A group of actors in group position
  • A group of actors with different types of puppets in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • A lady climbing onto the back of the Hero in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • A lady in begging position facing the hero in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • A lady in distress and two other actors on stage in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • A lady with a newspaper eye mask in a pile of newspapers
  • A Man lying on the lap of a lady and people throwing newspapers behind them
  • A man lying on the lap of a lady in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • A masked man with drumsticks bending down with another man beghind him in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • A pregnant lady looking at the Hero lying on a lady's lap
  • A pregnant lady talking to the Hero in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Actors on newspaper set and a puppet in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • An actress holding a female puppet in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Four actors with different puppets interacting in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Hero looking at three puppets in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Hero looking sad talking to a female puppet in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Hero standing at the side alone with the rest crowding around on the floor in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • People holding newspaper obituary in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • People in different poses holding newspapers in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • People with some of them in mask painted faced crowding around a man looking at newspaper
  • The Hero facing a lady on the floor with a crowd at the side in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • The Hero looking at a ring made of newspaper in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Three actors in shocked look in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Three actors with different expressions in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Three actors with mask on top of their head in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Three actors with masks in different poses in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Two actors on stage left with one pregnant, another lady on stage right surrounded by actors
  • Two actresses with Hero at the centre in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore

This is a story about a Hero who rescues people from the monsters. It is also a sad story about the same Hero being misunderstood by the very people whom he saves. This is a tragic story about that Hero who dies so that those who betray him can live.

In our modern world, do we still have a hero? Or are we all waiting for one to appear? Will we betray that hero?

  • ZingO Drummers in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • A pregnant lady looking back to another lady in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • actors with masks in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Actors with painted faces standing together and an actress standing on top
  • Actress in distress at the front a female puppet at the back in Death of A Hero by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Close up of Hero lying on lap of actress and a puppet looking at him
  • Drummer with drumsticks back facing audience
  • Drummer with drumsticks drumming
  • Group of actors pointing to a female puppet lying down

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