The Necessary Stage presents new publication ECLIPSE by Haresh Sharma

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Date & Time: Thursday 12 September 2014, 7.30pm – 8pm

Venue: BooksActually
No.9 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru, Singapore 168645

RSVP by Wednesday 10 September 2014 to: Edlyn Ng at 6440 8115 or email edly@necessary.org

This is a free event. Refreshments will be served.

The evening’s programme will include an excerpt read by actor Pavan Singh and a panel discussion with Resident Playwright Haresh Sharma and Artistic Director Alvin Tan.A young Singaporean man is making a journey to his father’s birthplace in Hyderabad, Pakistan. With him are his father’s ashes. As he makes the arduous trip, he retraces the original journey made by millions of people — including his parents and grandparents — in 1947, during the partition of India and Pakistan.

A play that looks at three generations of men struggling with their dreams and their journeys, Eclipse is an intimate look at personal stories affected by historical events.

First staged to critical acclaim as a short play by Scotland’s 7:84 Theatre at Traverse Theatre, Eclipse was developed into a full-length production and presented in Singapore as a Fringe Highlight of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival in 2008.

“Absorbingly told by Umar Ahmed, Eclipse suggests that ancestral memory is never as meaningful as the allegiances of everyday life.”
— The Guardian“(Playwright Haresh Sharma) has demonstrated a deftness and maturity in scriptwriting, a deeper inquiry into life and humanity, as well as an evident progress in terms of his creations.”

— 联合早报 (Lianhe Zaobao), translated from Mandarin