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Thicker Than Water

Joe's Pub

May 18, 19, 20


Fri & Sat, May 18 & 19:
Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM

Sun, May 20:
Doors at 6PM & 9PM
Shows at 6:30PM & 9:30PM

Thicker Than Water by TerryandTheCuz

In countries all over the world, very different people share the same dream: The American Dream. They don’t just want to live like Americans: they want to BE AMERICAN.

After decades of absorbing American pop culture, two Malaysian screenwriters set out to write the perfect American film but which is it? The liberal-arthouse-movie which America needs or the white-savior-summer-action blockbuster movie which it wants?

Low on sleep, high on caffeine and short on time, these two dreamers must find common ground quickly if they are to achieve their pursuit of identity, fame and fortune.

Can these two Malaysians convince America that they are more American than apple pie? It’s go time! Take me out to the ball game and bring the rain! USA! USA! USA!

Thicker Than Water is a collaboration between artists from Malaysia and Australia about America. This project is generously supported by The Cultural Economic Development Agency Malaysia (CENDANA), The Australia Council for the Arts, The Consulate General of Malaysia (New York) and Bluestone Lane. 

CONTENT WARNING: Thicker than Water contains adult content, including: prop firearms, gunshot sounds, violence, explicit language, and simulated sex.  The performance will extend beyond the stage, and some guests will be asked to move during the show.

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Concept/Design: TerryandTheCuz
Directed by: TerryandTheCuz and Martin Blum
Written by: TerryandTheCuz, Martin Blum, Mark Winter & Chris Ryan
Performed by: Douglas Lim & Gavin Yap
Sound: Michael Toisuta with J. David Franzke
Costumes: Heather Stanley 
Musical Direction: Nish Tham realised by Andrew McGovern  
Choreography: Suhaili Micheline adapted and realised by Summer Gan