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The Weight Of Silk On Skin by Checkpoint Theatre


  • Mon May 9 2022, 8:00pm
  • Tue May 10 2022, 8:00pm
  • Wed May 11 2022, 8:00pm



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Checkpoint Theatre’s 20th Anniversary Season

Our CHAMBER READINGS showcase brings back classic plays from Checkpoint Theatre that have become part of Singapore’s literary canon.

For our 20th anniversary season, we shine the spotlight on acclaimed playwright Huzir Sulaiman’s OCCUPATION and THE WEIGHT OF SILK ON SKIN. Indulge in the signature lyricism of his plays as live music and text are woven together to form a rich and intimate theatrical experience.

Upper-class, middle-aged libertine John Au Yong has many distractions: the erotic allure of women; neat whiskey in cut crystal; the matchless charms of a well-cut suit.

But haunted pasts and their regrets do not fade. When the opportunity to reclaim lost love surfaces, he recalls the golden memories of his youth, fraught with reckless abandonment and exhilarating passion. As the years slip beyond his grip, is there any hope in reviving the embers of his past?

Huzir Sulaiman’s compelling script takes on new life with his deft direction of THE WEIGHT OF SILK ON SKIN. Musician weish forms rich sonic landscapes that heighten and embrace the poignant beauty of an unforgettable love, complementing Brendon Fernandez’s striking portrayal of John.

Lyrical, biting and powerful, THE WEIGHT OF SILK ON SKIN lays bare the privileges, pleasures and pain of a man’s life.

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