“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. Sexy, witty, provocative and deeply moving.
First produced by Wild Rice in collaboration with Checkpoint Theatre.
The Weight Of Silk on Skin production photographs by Albert Lim; courtesy of W!ld Rice.
- Set Designer
- Lighting Designer
Lim Woan Wen
- Costume Designer
- Production Stage Manager
Elnie S. Mashari
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.TODAY Online (Singapore)
Claire Wong's direction... deserves praise... the text successfully puts the audience in the midst of the action every single time... an excellent theatre experience.Channel News Asia (Singapore)
The script by Huzir is a blast of fresh air in the Singapore theatre scene. Linguistically, it showcases some of the finest writing in recent years, revelling in its verbal gymnastics and bold clashes of elegant sensibilities with a reckless filthiness... John Au Yong will be one of the most memorable characters in Singapore theatre: verbose, ferocious, unapologetic, wholly himself - and alive.The Straits Times (Singapore)