• La MaMa, Ellen Stewart Theatre (map)
  • 66 E 4th St
  • New York, NY, 10003
  • United States

Cursed Earth by Verena Tay

Centuries ago, a piece of land somewhere in Singapore became cursed and remains cursed to this day. Seasoned storyteller Verena Tay will share you with four tales about this land. Tales of black magic, ghosts and evil beings. Tales guaranteed to send chills of fear up and down your spine. Enter this other world at your own peril…

Based on Verena’s published short story, ‘The Land’,Cursed Earthcomprises four parts, each covering a different era of Singapore’s history and incorporating different supernatural motifs and urban legends prevalent in Southeast Asia. A storytelling performance for adults not to be missed.

Performance Advisory: 16 years and above

The final performance of the festival is standup comedy by Dan Nainan.

Previously a senior engineer at Intel Corporation, Dan Nainan often conducted technical demonstrations on stage with Chairman Andy Grove at events around the world. Anxious to channel his energy toward creative pursuits, he left Intel to become a full-time standup comedian. Since then, he has toured and performed with Canadian comedy sensation Russell Peters (and continues to do so). Other comedians he has worked with include Jerry Seinfeld and Bob Saget. During a gala in Washington, President Obama called him “hilarious.” In addition to having performed all over the U.S., Nainan has performed all over the world, including Singapore.

The Festival Closing event will feature a Chinese food reception by chef Larry Reutens after the performance.