13.13.13 (2018)

19 July 2018 – 4 August 2018 @ 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road


TheatreWorks’ ‘Because I Love You’ season opens by exploring the form and substance of relationships in 13.13.13, digging into the tenuous bonds that bind, and betrayals that break. William and Samantha live a good life. They have the perfect arrangement – William doesn’t want marriage, and Sam doesn’t want kids. Lynn, William’s ex-girlfriend and now oldest best friend, desperately wants to marry but cannot. Lynn also wants children. William does what he believes is reasonable to help his oldest friend with what she wants. Life is almost perfect for William and Samantha as they live together in unmarried bliss until things unsaid and things agreed unravel their agreement.

Director: Tan Shou Chen
Playwright: Shen Tan

Set Design: Chan Silei
Light Design: Alberta Wileo 
Sound Design: Benjamin Lim Yi
Costume Design: Yvette Ng
Multimedia Design: Brian Gothong Tan 

Performers: Chanel Chan, Jo Tan, Sharda Harrison, Thomas Pang 

Producer: Grace Low
Production Manager: Ganesh Jayabal 
Stage Manager: Keira Lee
Assistant Stage Manager: Marilyn Chew 

Lighting Operator: Hyder b Zainal Abiden
Sound Operator: Yeo Wan Yee 
Multimedia Operator: Mohammad Amirul bin Azmi 
Graphic Design: Roots
Wardrobe Coordinator: Hazel Seah

Darren Lee
Fazlin Abdul Aziz
Muhammed Muzzamier bin Abu Bakar
Muhammad Rafie bin Mohamed Hussain
Muhammad Sufyan Sa'aban
Nurul Aqira Khairudin
Raymond Lee 

Photography: Crispian Chan
Videography: Andre Chong
Hair & Makeup (Publicity & Video): Ashley Lim, Bobbie Ng 

Social Media & Marketing: Eugene Tan, Matthew Aw
Administration & Finance: Mervyn Quek, Ong Soo Mei
Front of House: Ahmad Ezzat Alkaff, Ashley Tan, Shazwini Rosli 

(Source: T:>Works Archive)


Shen Tan
Chan Silei
Set Designer
Alberta Wileo
Lighting Designer
Benjamin Lim Yi
Sound Designer
Yvette Ng
Costume Designer
Brian Gothong Tan
Multimedia Designer
Chanel Chan


13.13.13 (2018), Review
Where is the Love? TheatreWorks’ Writers Laboratory has been a long-time incubation programme aimed at nurturing and encouraging local writing. As part of this effort, TheatreWorks opens its new “Because I Love You” season with an original work from the lab. However, it could have done with further tightening and simplification before its rather polished treatment on stage. 13.13.13, written by Shen Tan, explores the institution of marriage in this day and age between two couples. The first is a
Christian W Huber
Reviewed: 26 July 2018