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The Campaign to Confer the Public Service Star on JBJ

WRITTEN BY Eleanor Wong
STARRING Pam Oei / Rodney Oliveiro
DATES 9 – 13 August 2006
VENUE Drama Centre Theatre

David Lee, NUS student and President of the Association of Students for Self Expression (ASS), takes it upon himself to launch The Campaign to Confer the Public Service Star on JBJ. His plucky project takes him on an amazing adventure with both expected and surprising twists and turns. Clara Tang, rising star of the Civil Service, is tasked to exercise damage control. In the most challenging mission of her career, she finds herself navigating the maze of New Singapore and Old Constraints.

Join us for a tongue-in-cheek look at the boundaries (perceived or otherwise) of fearless expression in Singapore! This fantastical account of an unlikely petition to publicly recognise an unsung hero unfolds into a wildly imaginative “what-if” exploration of possible official reactions!

Could this ever happen in Singapore? Remember, objects in the mirror might be closer than they appear.

The production was nominated for Best Production and Best Original Script at the ST LIFE! Theatre Awards 2007.

“One of the best plays in recent times… theatre that was accessible and intelligent, whih combied serious intent with serious entertainment.”
– The Straits Times

JBJ is a treasure trove of satirical references to present-day Singapore. And it was all darn funny. Wong deftly weaves fact, fiction, real-life people and stock-in-trade characters with the most topical issues, to come up with a winner.”
– The Business Times