The Weight of Silk on Skin

Past Productions & Events

A Man Singapore Theatre Festival 2011 Commission & Festival Opening Production.

“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.