2014

《根》Roots

A man goes in search of his hometown in China with only the scantiest clues to go on. His grandmother could only remember the name of a distant relative, who may or may not be alive in China.

With only that name, the man trawls through the internet for information and zeros in on a place which may or may not be his grandfather’s hometown. The man, so fixated on finding out the truth, may or may not find what he is searching for in the first place.

Director, playwright and actor, Oliver Chong, delivers a monologue about finding oneself in an alien landscape full of strangers who may or may not related to him.

Roots is based on a true story.

剧情简介:

一名男子凭借微乎其微的线索,到中国去寻找自己的家乡故里。

他的祖母只记得一个可能早以往生远房亲戚的名字。借着这个名字,男子在互联网中搜寻祖父家乡的相关资讯,在众多资讯中他锁定了一处可能。无视是否是自己家族真正的故里,男子还是踏上了旅程。

旅途中,他遇见许多善心人士的指点,而在每一个方向又或每一条路线中,他似乎更接近却又或更远离了家乡的一切。然而男子锲而不舍的追踪着,即便清楚这可能是一段终究不会有所结果的寻根之旅。

剧场艺术工作者钟达成是此剧的编剧和执导,并且单身一人演出,全剧是他在人地生疏的异国境域中,自我身份探索的寻根旅程。

《根》全剧取材自真人真事。

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Director/ Playwright/ Set Designer/ Performer: Oliver Chong
Lighting Designer: Lim Woan Wen
Sound Artist & Music Composer: Darren Ng
Production Stage Manager: Joanna Goh
Assistant Stage Manager: Celestine Wong
Assistant Lighting Designer/ Lights Operator: Liu Yong Huay
Assistant Sound Designers: Ng Jing, Sarah Sum
Surtitles Operator: Tan Liting
Rehearsal Assistant: Shang Dian Jun