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16 June - 2 July
From award-winning playwright Thomas Lim (Grandmother Tongue, Supervision) comes Straight Acting, a hopeful, heartfelt comedy about the drama of trying to keep things straight when you’re anything but.
All Olivia and Jaime want to do is start a family and make a life together – something they can’t easily do in straight-laced Singapore. To make the system work for them, Olivia and Jaime get their gay best friends, Russell and Jia Ming, in on the act. Together, they pretend to be two happy, heteronormative couples living in wedded bliss.
At first, blending a little fiction into the facts of their lives seems to go well. But things start to fall apart when Jia Ming’s mother visits unexpectedly. Suddenly, the four friends find themselves wondering: is living a lie really living at all?
Bitingly funny, moving and thought-provoking, Straight Acting boldly examines – and redefines – what home truths and family values mean in Singapore.
The production, which premiered to sold-out houses last year, received two Straits Times Life! Theatre Award 2022 nominations for two members of its cast, Darren Guo (Best Actor) and Deonn Yang (Best Actress).
Duration: approximately 1 hour 30 minutes with no interval
Rating: R18 (homosexual theme)
Showtimes & ticket prices:
- 7.30pm on Tues, Wed, Thur: $25, $35, $40, $50
- 7.30pm on Fri; 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Sat; 2.30pm on Sun: $30, $40, $50, $60
- 20% off on Category 1 & 2 tickets for Wild Rice Angels
- 10% off on Category 1 & 2 tickets for students & senior citizens