Petty People


“Someday I wish upon a chewed-up tennis ball

And wake up with my tail in my mouth

Where troubles melt like your Samsung phones

High above your tallest skyscraper

That’s where you’ll find me.”

A dog’s body has been found in Singapore. It’s been 24-hours, but its tail continues wagging relentlessly, thump-thump-thumping on the vet's operation table.

In the face of this strange phenomenon, everybody has an opinion.

With every beat of flesh against metal, ripples are sent through the lives of those who lay claim to the dog.

An original play about looking, not seeing, "Petty People" is an uncanny, bold and irreverent take on having the world today as we know it, go to the dogs.

Directed by Thong Pei Qin

Produced by Nora Samosir

Design Consultant: Jason Ng

Devised & Performed by
NUS Theatre Studies, Class of 2017

Chang Hui Ling

Cheryl Wee

Christer Jon Aplin

Cordelia Lee

Fadhil Daud

Kenneth Chia

Michael Ng

Nicholas Tan

Nikki Lim

Pearl Wee

Perry Felix Shen

Teresa Chen

Duration: 75 mins no intermission


Yale NUS is located @ 16 College Ave, S(138527)

If you are driving:

Parking is available at University Town Stephen Riady Centre. (2 College Avenue West, 01 Stephen Riady Centre, 138607) You can enter NUS University either through Dover Road or College Link Road.

Yale NUS is a 10mins walk from Stephen Riady Centre. Walk towards the Education Resource Centre. Yale NUS is located right next to it.

If you are coming by bus:

Public buses number 33, 96, 151, 151e, 183 & 196 stop just outside the Yale-NUS College campus.

If you are coming by MRT:

Alight at Buona Vista MRT. Take 196 from the bus stop opposite Buona Vista MRT. Alight at After Dover Road. Yale NUS is located next to the bus stop

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Ask to be dropped off at the driveway near Yale-NUS College Blackbox (Postal code 138527). You can enter NUS University either through Dover Road or College Link Road.

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The Black Box is located at #01-220.


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