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How do we exorcise the pain of loss? The Necessary Stage revisits two early works from its repertoire to explore the ways we deal with loss and how we rise above it.

untitled cow number one is about the journey of a widowed cow through 12 days of mourning. Performed by Sharda Harrison and Bani Haykal, the play is influenced by Hindu and Buddhist texts, images and myths, and incorporates physical movement and soundscape.

In untitled women number one, two women talk about their relationships, their past and future. Featuring Edith Podesta and Ethel Yap, the play looks at the notions of pain, death and interdependence, drawing from stories about gender, sexuality and womanhood.

Both plays have toured successfully to the Macau International Fringe Festival (2000), the Asian Theatre Festival in Busan (2002) and the National Theatre Festival in New Delhi (2003).

Haresh Sharma

Alvin Tan
Performed by:
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Bani Haykal
Sharda Harrison

untitled women number one
Edith Podesta
Ethel Yap

Sound Design:
Bani Haykal

23 & 24 January 2015, 8pm
24 & 25 January 2015, 3pm

Drama Centre Black Box, Level 5, National Library Building

$22 | $19 *Concession for students, NSF, senior citizens