Saturday, June 2, 2007


How thrilling! Tonight, at the opening of "Dreaming of Kuan Yin, Meeting Madonna", I met Rosita Ng, author/performer of "Baby You Can Drive My Car", one of the first Annabel Chong plays in Singapore! Rosita used to be mainly involved in music; she's now a lawyer.

Apparently her version of the play was very much centred on the idea of Chong as a generational phenomenon - how people of earlier generations were unable to understand her. She doesn't have a soft copy of the original script, sadly... sigh, that's what happens to so much theatre in Singapore; it vanishes after bumping out, leaving nothing but skeletal reviews and dodgy video.


rosita ng said...

yi sheng, thank you for mentioning me in your blog spot. I wrote about annabel chong vis a vis generation gap and public voyeursim watching porn in secret sometime in 1999 after Lear. I watched your work with choy ka fai recently at tworks , hope you keep believing in your art.

sincerely, rosita

Kemlyn Tan Bappe said...

I am trying to track down a former classmate of mine from Methodist Girls School whose name is Rosita Ng. She had a fabulous voice then and imagine that she has a shining career in the arts.

Kemlyn Tan Bappe
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