The Orange Production is a collaborative platform featuring young artists working closely with The The Necessary Stage under the guidance of Artistic Director, Alvin Tan and the company’s Resident Playwright Haresh Sharma.

For 2017, TNS is proud to present a double-bill featuring Drip by Nabilah Said and Whale Fall by Faith Ng.

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What makes a marriage? The fully-furnished HDB flat, the mutual secret keeping, the mother-in-law? Azam and Xiaoyan have to confront their differences when Azam’s mother and sister make a surprise visit at home. Clashes of culture, religion and gender lurk within the still waters of everyday life and threaten to undo familial ties. Heartbreaking and humorous in turns, Drip is an unflinching look at the sacrifices – big and small – that we make to be at peace with one another and with ourselves.

Drip was first conceived in July and August 2016 as part of a playwriting masterclass led by Huzir Sulaiman, Joint Artistic Director of Checkpoint Theatre. It was written over six weeks under the guidance of Huzir, with the help of classmates Kimberly Arriola, Joses Ho, Debbie Ng, Dora Tan, Jo Tan and Nanda Yadav.

Written by Nabilah Said
Directed by Haresh Sharma
Performed by
Deonn Yang
Faizal Abdullah
Nurijah Sahat
Shafiqhah Efandi
Set Design by Azyyati Alias
Lighting Design by Liu Yong Huay
Wardrobe Coordinator Loo An Ni

Whale Fall

Two best friends and fellow actors perform the first scene of a play and decide to change it. As fiction and truth become interwoven, they share stories, secrets and sweets. A meditative play about the things you lose and the things you search for in life, Whale Fall explores the redemptive power of art and friendship.

Written by Faith Ng
Directed by Alvin Tan
Performed by
Liz Lazan
Jeane Reveendran
Set Design by Azyyati Alias
Lighting Design by Liu Yong Huay
Sound Design by Jing Ng
Costume Design by Loo An Ni

10 – 13 August 2017, 8pm

The Necessary Stage Black Box

$28 | $20*
Students, NSF, senior citizens, PWD card holders: 20% discount off any tier

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Tickets will be launched on 10 May 2017

For school, group and corporate booking offers, please contact The Necessary Stage at (65) 6440
8115 or via email at [email protected]