Cooling Off Day

Cooling Off Day

By Alfian Sa'at

E-ISBN: 9789811405006

Genre: Plays and Poetry

Publisher: Ethos Books

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Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2012 nominee for: Production of the Year, Best Original Script, Best Director, Best Ensemble

In the electrifying months leading up to the watershed 2011 General Elections and in the tumultuous months after, playwright Alfian Sa’at interviewed Singaporeans to discover their responses to the elections.

Covering a wide social and political spectrum, the candid interviews capture the GE experience through the voices of individual Singaporeans — from election candidates to pro-establishment civil servants; from taxi-drivers to teachers; from diehard opposition supporters to young people casting their virgin votes.

These interviews — some hopeful, some fearful, some hilariously frank, some achingly honest — form a portrait of Singaporeans confronting the real meaning of democracy and rediscovering their role in shaping the country’s future.

Cooling-Off Day is published by Ethos Books & W!LD RICE.

Reader Reviews

"Heartfelt and issue too taboo to be discussed."
— The Flying Inkpot

"A will recognise yourself in it."
— The Straits Times

"Asthma inducing hilarity."

“Highly entertaining.”

“Brilliant...I was tempted to lead a standing ovation at the end of it.”
— The Online Citizen

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