Show Time03 - 07 August 2011
Drama Centre Theatre
Wed, Thu, Sun, 8pm
Sat & Sun, 3pm
$35 / $45 / $55
Fri & Sat, 8pm
$39 / $49 / $59
The Weight of Silk On Skin (R18)
It’s only when you pull her dress over her head that you can begin to understand the weight of silk on skin; to divine, in the lines left by the seams on her bare shoulders, how you will leave, and when, and with what rehearsed words of deep regret.”
He’s an arbiter of elegance at the end of the road, rewinding a life of cold beauty and harsh truths. His distractions are many: the erotic allure of women; neat whiskey in cut crystal; the matchless charms of a well-cut suit. But what happens when memories aren’t beautiful and style can’t conquer everything? And if he can’t regain lost time, can he still reclaim lost loves?
Lyrical, biting and powerful, The Weight of Silk on Skin is a timely meditation on the sensual pleasures and pain of a man’s life.
The Weight of Silk on Skin brings together Ivan Heng, Huzir Sulaiman and Claire Wong, three of Singapore theatre’s most celebrated artists in a sexy new collaboration that promises to get you hot under the collar.
"Sometimes a good script and just one good performer is all you need to create a great theatre production... Heng gave a nuanced, mesmerising performance as he brought his character, the wealthy but broken Au Yong to life. He delivered the lines with a panache that is a joy to watch, conjuring vivid images as he spoke each word with subtle inflections and sometimes raw emotion as though he is Au Yong, a tortured man who must re-examine his life so far to have any hope of finding love again." Read Full Review”Han Wei Chou, Channel News Asia
"I enjoyed the amoral core of the script - the mad maleness of it, the brutal sexism, the throwing of all romantic correctness to the wind - it gives the writing its energy and the character its authenticity." Read Full Review"Adeilne Chia, SPH The Straits Times Life!
"Huzir is in a class of his own. His use of language effusive yet meticulous; rough yet refined; old school romantic yet crisp, clinical and modern; witty and sardonic in the most subtle of ways but at the same time almost naively heartfelt." Read Full Review"Mayo Martin, For Art's Sake, TODAY Online
"Powerful and emotive... the script alone begs to be recited over and again." Read Full ReviuewNatalie Koh, The Business Times