One Night in Bethlehem

27 December, 2016

“Christmas Lights” from SRN’s SG Photobank

‘One Night in Bethlehem’ comes from the book, ‘Butterflies don’t cry and other plays’, by Stella Kon, playwright, novelist, short story writer and poet. Kon, alumnus of the Department of ELL, is the winner of several playwriting competitions in the early 1980s and her works are studied in local and foreign universities. She currently resides in Singapore.

‘One Night in Bethlehem’ is a community play that recalls the earliest traditions of Western theatre. Simple instructions enable the audience to take an active part in events in a town not so different from our own. Advocating for unity in diversity, Kon highlights the rich Christian culture present in Singapore and talks about some of the issues at the core of the Christian faith.

Get the full play here.