Straight Acting (2021)

14 October 2021 – 24 October 2021 @ The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre, Wild Rice @ Funan


From award-winning playwright Thomas Lim (Grandmother Tongue, Supervision) comes Straight Acting, a hopeful, heartfelt comedy about the drama of trying to keep things straight... when you’re anything but.

All Olivia and Jaime want to do is start a family and make a life together – something they can’t easily do in straight-laced Singapore. To make
the system work for them, Olivia and Jaime get their gay best friends, Russell and Jia Ming, in on the act. Together, they pretend to be two happy, heteronormative couples living in wedded bliss.

At first, blending a little fiction into the facts of their lives seems to go well. But things start to fall apart when Jia Ming’s mother visits unexpectedly. Suddenly, the four friends find themselves wondering: is living a lie really living at all?

Bitingly funny, moving and thought-provoking, Straight Acting boldly examines – and redefines – what home truths and family values mean in Singapore.

IMDA Advisory: R18 (Homosexual Theme)

Cast: Goh Guat Kian, Darren Guo, Tan Shou Chen, Eve Voigtlander, Deonn Yang 

Playwright/Director: Thomas Lim
Dramaturg: Alfian Sa'at

Set Designer: Wong Chee Wai
Lighting Designer: James Tan
Sound Designer: Jing Ng 
Multimedia Designer: Rachel Ng
Hair Designer: Ashley Lim
Makeup Designer: Bobbie Ng

Producer: Koh Bee Bee
Production Manager: Melissa Teoh
Technical Manager: David Sagaya
Production Assistants: Angela Ee, Victoria Anna Wong
Stage Manager: Jeannette Chong
Assistant Stage Manager: Cindy Sng

Technicians: Ahmad Hafriz bin Berkath, Muhammad Azhar bin Azman, Sim Khet Kheng
Technical Interns: Amirul Nabil bin Mohd Ambran, Muhammad Syahin bin Abdul Samad, James Tay, Wong Jinhui 

Hair Assistant: Michelle Wai
Stage Assistant: Rashid Shiddiq
Costume Consultant: Theresa Chan
Wardrobe Manager: Lim Zhiying
Dresser: Tan Yun Yu
Surtitle Operator: Wang Shao Kai
Makeup Artist: Esther Goh

(Source: Wild Rice Programme)



Straight Acting (2021), Programme
Programme for Straight Acting (2021). 
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Recorded: 14 October 2021