BWW Feature: FRAGO at Checkpoint Theatre
What happens when you put a bunch of Singaporean men in the same room together and leave them to talk? One topic of conversation is bound to arise: National Service.
A rite of passage for all Singaporean males, a completion of two years worth of military training upon completing their final year of education at 18. What happens after those two years are over though? Throughout the course of their lives, men are required to come back for reservist training to refresh their skills. Checkpoint Theatre tells the stories of these men.
Following their sold-out and widely acclaimed run of Normal at the Drama Centre Black Box in April, Checkpoint now tackles the issue of everyday Singaporean men through their new piece of work, Frago. Written by Lucas Ho and directed by Checkpoint Theatre's artistic director, Huzir Sulaiman, Frago examines what it means to be a man in Singapore, dealing with issues of family and service, while struggling to come to terms with one's self, both on and off the battlefield.
Frago runs from July 13th to July 27th at the Drama Centre Black Box. Tickets are currently available on Sistic.