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 a musical tapestry that heightens and embraces 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.
- Musical Director & Performer
- Assistant Director
Lim Shien Hian
- Sound Engineer
- Lighting Designer
Tai Zi Feng
- Production Manager
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, SG
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, SG