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      The Mysterious Lai Teck 神秘莱特 in Singapore

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      May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019


      1 Zubir Said Drive, Administration Office #05-01
      Singapore, Singapore

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      The Mysterious Lai Teck 神秘莱特

      In The Mysterious Lai Teck, acclaimed Singaporean artist Ho Tzu Nyen leads you into the labyrinthine underworld of spies, in this portrait of one of Southeast Asia’s most shadowy historical figures.
      Who is Lai Teck?

      History remembers him as the leader of the Malayan Communist Party from 1939 to 1947, and a triple agent for the French, British and Japanese secret police. Yet the real man is an enigma. Rumoured to have over 30 pseudonyms, his story is full of gaps and contradictions culled from the accounts of fellow spies and traitors, and various authors of histories.

      Blending fact and fictional speculation, visual artist Ho recreates the charged atmosphere of Lai Teck’s times in an inventive staging, featuring an animatronic puppet, visual projections and theatrical drapes.

      Offering a window into an embattled period of Southeast Asian history, The Mysterious Lai Teck is an extended reflection emerging from Ho’s long-term project, The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia.

      The Mysterious Lai Teck is a thrilling snapshot of the shifting face of Southeast Asia in the Age of Treason, and of a man caught between the ruthless forces of history.








      17 May - 19 May 2019
      Fri & Sat, 8pm
      Sun, 5pm & 8pm

      Approximately 1h, no intermission
      Ratings: General

      Performed in Mandarin with English subtitles

      Cost: Payment required - $40* *Limited concessions available for students, NSF and seniors.

      Categories: Festivals | Performing Arts

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