In Search of Salt (2016)

16 December 2016 – 17 December 2016 @ Black Box, Centre 42


A few months after the mysterious passing of her younger sister, Gaya receives a series of Facebook messages from her. Suddenly, she begins to wonder: did her little sister really die? And if so, who then is sending all those messages? With the help of a curious friend, Gaya embarks on a heart-wrenching journey that will reveal the unlikely truth behind the chilling Facebook chat. 

In Search of Salt is a mystery-drama play that explores loss in the age of social media. It does so through a complex psychological journey into the self, sisterhood, and mother-daughter relations. 

An original play, In Search of Salt was written to pass the Bechdel test and will be performed in an intimate theatre-in-the-round setting.

Written and directed by: Sarah Howell
Starring: Alison Wong, Susie Penrice Tyrie, Ranice Tay

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In Search of Salt (2016), Review
Less is More This play is an original script written and directed by Sarah Howell. It revolves around the relationship between sisters – Sel and Gaya. With Sel’s clinical depression, a missing persons plot, and a series of Facebook messages sent by the deceased to Gaya, suspense is created. However, the ending is anti-climactic with a unnecessary plot twist. While Alison Wong plays Gaya with convincing emotions and physical actions, the rhythm of the acting score falls flat during the second half
Beverly Yuen
Reviewed: 17 December 2016
In Search of Salt (2016), Review
In Search of Salt An intense story and evocative acting pretty much sums up what In Search of Salt. Playwright Sarah Howell pens a tale of loss, denial, sisterly love and friendship complicated by social media. Protagonist Gaya receives a Facebook message from her sister Sel a few months after the latter’s death. While this appears to be the start of a whodunnit-style mystery, the play unfolds to become Gaya’s search for closure. Actors Allison Wong (as Gaya), Ranice Tay (as Sel’s friend Stephani
Meera Nair
Reviewed: 16 December 2016