Kopitiam is a story of love, separation and reminiscence. Set in a small coffeeshop that is run by an old couple, Kopitiam looks at how an old-school eatery has to deal with changes when one day, tragedy falls upon it.
A show that tells a tale of life and love, Kopitiam looks to explore what it means to lose a part of us that we have always known, and how we will deal with the change as time goes by; and how do we treat the past as we move into the future.
This puppet show is a tribute letter to all that are familiar with the kopitiam, and a last glance at the changing landscape of our world as we inevitably lose another heritage icon.
(Kopitiam means “coffee shop” in Hokkien, a Chinese dialect. It’s a term that is commonly used in the region of Singapore and Malaysia, and usually refers to a standalone shop that mainly serves a style of coffee, tea and various types of toasted bread that is particular to both countries)
For ages 8 to 88
As part of Gateway Arts' Collective-In-Residence