Checkpoint Theatre's Huzir Sulaiman and Claire Wong. Photo courtesy of Jason Ho.
Yes, we know. There’s more to Checkpoint Theatre than Atomic Jaya. Kidding. Of course there is!
Anyways, our story’s out in the papers and here’s the transcript of our long chat with husband-and-wife team Huzir Sulaiman and Claire Wong. Word. Lots of word.
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And so it begins. Man Singapore Theatre Festival 2011 officially kicks off at Drama Centre with Chong Tze Chien’s Charged and Huzir Sulaiman’s The Weight Of Silk On Skin — two plays which could not have been more different.
While the former, played at the black box upstairs, dealt with racial politics in the military – explosive, gritty, confrontational – the affair downstairs at the theatre was, erm, there’s no other way of putting this, very bourgeois.
Stripped naked, this W!ld Rice production in collaboration with Checkpoint Theatre and directed by Claire Wong is a monologue about an upper-middle class bloke seemingly going through a mid-life crisis, boasting of his exploits, yakking endlessly about his uber-privileged life and hankering for the One True Love –who happens to be The Ex.
Yawn, right? Not quite.
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Ladies and gents, the new logo for this year’s Singapore Theatre Festival.
As W!ld Rice artistic director and fest director Ivan Heng puts it: “Fierce. With good hair shampoo.”
After last year’s break to give way to the theatre company’s 10th anniversary season, their theatre festival is back and will run from Aug 3 to 21.
And you should now be calling it Man Singapore Theatre Festival.
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