My Friend, A Japanese Soldier
A theatre performance featuring elements of puppetry, My Friend, A Japanese Soldier is based on true stories collected from the National Archives of Singapore and it is a powerful drama about survival and courage in times of war. The story is set in Singapore during World War II and revolves around an unlikely friendship between a Japanese soldier and a local boy, which raises suspicions amongst the locals.
My Friend, A Japanese Soldier will help students gain a greater awareness and understanding of the period when Singapore was under Japanese rule during World War II, learn to see things from various perspectives and foster empathy.
- Appreciate the adaptability and resilience of people in Singapore during World War II
- Gain a balanced perspective and reflect on the impact of war on the lives of people from different sides
- Gain exposure to how masks, shadow and rod puppetry can be used to tell stories