a line could be crossed and you would slowly cease to be (2019)

5 September 2019 – 7 September 2019 @ Drama Centre Black Box

Synopsis

Weather changes are converging on the equator. Fish are dying, beaches are disappearing, and palm trees are falling. Meanwhile, a mother searches for a lost son, humans look for otters, and a merlion keeps track of change. There is a timeline, or a deadline, depending on how you look at it. A line could be crossed… or have we already crossed it?

ITI presents the world premiere of a new play by Australian playwright Andrew Sutherland (“refreshing honesty, energy, intelligence” - Seesaw; “truly magnificent” - The Fourth Wall), directed by Singaporean theatre-maker Koh Wan Ching.

Performed by the multicultural cast of ITI’s graduating cohort, a line could be crossed and you would slowly cease to be is a moving exploration of human relationships with other humans, animals and nature, against the backdrop of climate change. 

Rating: R18 (Mature Content and Coarse Language)

A new play by: Andrew Sutherland
Directed by: Koh Wan Ching
Performed by: ITI's 2019 graduating cohort

Set Designer: Dorothy Png
Lighting Designer: Jason Ng Junjie

(Source: Intercultural Theatre Institute Website)


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Dorothy Png
Set Designer
Jason Ng
Lighting Designer

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a line could be crossed and you would slowly cease to be (2019), Review
Holding On to a Sliver of Hope With an ominous-sounding title like a line could be crossed and you would slowly cease to be, one expects the play to be a doomsday declaration. So imagine my surprise when the play, written by Andrew Sutherland, is anchored by two rather domestic stories. The first is a gay couple who has been keeping their relationship under wraps, but finally decides to move in together. And one of them has the urge to search for the mother who abandoned him. The other story is o
Isaac Tan
Reviewed: 5 September 2019