On January 17th 1874, Eng Bunker woke to discover his brother Chang was dead. The twin brothers, Siamese immigrants and entertainers who had carved out an uneasy space in the rotten heart of the American dream, were conjoined by a band of cartilage and shared a liver.
This is the story of Eng’s final hours; alone for the first time in his life. Using puppetry, music and striptease, this is a gothic horror about siblinghood, diaspora and the brutal cost of assimilation; about being entirely alone in the universe, and about waking up chained to a dead body.
Commissioned by Kakilang as part of Kakilang Festival 2023.