Affections (2019)

5 December 2019 – 7 December 2019 @ Greymatter, Aliwal Arts Centre

Synopsis

Love makes the world go round. We hear in it music, we see it in movies, we imagine it through literature. We wax lyrical about romance and how we’re predestined to be swept off our feet when we’ve found the One. Love hurts and even so, its virtues far outweigh all its dysfunctionalities.

We tell ourselves: “Romance is a construct and we’re better than that”, only to fall right back into its timeless seduction. So, what is it about love that makes it worth the lifelong pursuit?

Another love song tops the charts.

Another fling in a foreign land.

Another bout of cold feet.

Affections is a new comedy about romantic love and its trappings inspired by Chuck Mee’s Big Love and Limonade Tous les Jours. We follow seven characters as they navigate expectations, identity politics, and cultural differences when it comes to the precarious four-letter word.

Cast

Fatin Syahirah, Jelaine Ng Sha-Men, Jeramy Lim, Tia Andrea Guttensohn

Creative & Crew 

Director and Playwright: Jeramy Lim 
Assistant Director: Cheryl Tan Yun Xin 
Production Stage Manager: Aricia Ng Yun Min 

(Source: The Assembly Point Website)


credits

Jeramy Lim
Cast, Director, Playwright
Cheryl Tan Yun Xin
Assistant Director
Aricia Ng Yun Min
Production Stage Manager

artefacts

Affections (2019), Review
Affections Inspired by Chuck Mee’s Big Love and Limonade Tous les Jours, The Assembly Point’s debut show Affections is an exploration of the many facets of love. Told through three interwoven narratives, the show delves deeper into the common tropes that accompany romance. As the show’s synopsis puts it: Another love song tops the charts. Another fling in a foreign land. Another bout of cold feet. To this end, the script and characters strike a balance between the com
Liana Gurung
Reviewed: 6 December 2019