英雄之死 • Death of a Hero
In Collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Written by: Chew Boon Leong
Date: 1 – 3 May 2008
Starring: Koh Wan Ching, Patricia Toh, Renee Chua, Serena Pang, Rei Poh, Trey Ho, Lyon Sim, Andrew Lua
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...
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?
Performed in Mandarin