Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts Campus 3
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Singapore’s leading bilingual theatre company raises its curtains for The Wright Stuff Festival with Permanence by Gina Chew – an original script written with an unapologetic honesty about the seductive undercurrents of toxic relationships. Delving deep into the desires and picturesque expectations of adulthood, Permanence explores underlying dilemmas faced by young women in contemporary 21st century society.
In 2017, the script was written in a premise set geographically in a, less than perfect way to say it, ang moh country. Now, alongside the returning director, Mitchell Fang, the play has been reworked to reflect the colloquial Singapore context, thus engaging local audiences through its familiarity and relatability.
Luggage in tow and drink in hand, Blanche is back home. Tired of running and longing for more, she steps back into her old life, colliding with everything she once left behind.
Permanence weaves in and out Blanche’s life at different points in time, following her frantic journey as she struggles to survive, fighting the dread of domesticity, the fraughtness of relationships, and the toxicity of a past that she can’t seem to shake off. Through it all, she comes face to face with herself from the past, the present and the future, with a front-row seat in seeing how a life slowly breaks across time.