Riders Know When It's Gonna Rain & Hawa (2016)

30 June 2016 – 3 July 2016 @ Creative Cube, LASALLE College of the Arts

Synopsis

Riders Know When It's Gonna Rain

Alep, Remy, Nizam and Risha – the only girl in the gang – all love their motorbikes. They remember the day they received their 2B licenses. They can tell bikes apart from the purring of the engines. And they relish the easy give of a kickstarter under the soles of their feet.

Riders Know When It’s Gonna Rain is a coming-of-age story of friendship that blossoms in the little-known, frequently misunderstood mat moto subculture in Singapore. It captures the bright, reckless spirit of youth: from the desire to rebel and an addiction to danger, to the fierce loyalty that springs up between kindred spirits. When their adventures take an unexpected detour, the four childhood friends learn that the road to adulthood can be bumpy and treacherous.

Written with an insider’s intimate understanding of the culture and lingo of Singapore’s motorbiking community, Nessa Anwar’s tough, tender play is an affecting portrait of youths living in the fast lane.

Hawa

Siti, a recent convert to Islam, is suddenly tasked with overseeing the funeral arrangements of her close friend and companion. Ahmad, a funeral director, is summoned to perform the last rites. As he learns more about Siti, he begins to question the true nature of the relationship between Siti and her friend. While funeral preparations are being made, a charming stranger - Zaki - arrives unexpectedly. He strikes up a conversation with Siti that gradually reveals his motives and her heartbreak.

Hawa is a play that dares to ask difficult questions about faith, love and sexuality. Even as Siti grieves for the deceased, she has to contend with the societal forces that threaten to deny her of her own existence. 

Cast (Riders Know When It's Gonna Rain)

Nessa Anwar, Norisham Osman, Raimi Safari, Riduan Zalani

Creative Team (Riders Know When It's Gonna Rain)

Playwright: Nessa Anwar
Director: Aidli ‘Alin’ Mosbit

Lighting Designer: Helmi Fita
Sound Designer: James Lye

Production Team (Riders Know When It's Gonna Rain)

Producer: Tony Trickett
Production/Stage Manager: Xu Xin’en
Production Co-ordinators: Deena Shaqinah & Sai Sandhya Silvalingam
Production Assistant: Augustina Ongah
Technical Manager: Terence Lau
Stage Manager: Afifah Buang
Assistant Stage Manager: Noh Sapari

Stage Assistant: Muhammad Syafiq Bin Kasim
Show Technicians:
Chua Yi Han
Fazree Azharie
Foo Cher Siang
Lim Rui Cong
Muhammad Kamarul Ariffin
Muhd Nur Izzuddin
Muhammad Radhi Bin Ramli
Peh Choon Hup
Brian Teo Hao Long

Props Mistress: Sheryl Woo
Props Assistant: Jessy Choo
Surtitle Operator: Afiqah Fitriah
Wardrobe Manager: Theresa Chan
Dresser: Lauren Ann Seow 
Production Interns: Bryan Lo & Nay Lynn Thant

Cast (Hawa)

Koh Wan Ching, Al-Matin Yatim, Faizal Abdullah, Saiful Amri

Creative Team (Hawa)

Playwright: Johnny Jon Jon 
Director: Faizal Abdullah

Lighting Designer: Helmi Fita
Sound Designer: Uzair Daud

Production Team (Hawa)

Producer: Nur Khairiyah
Production/Stage Manager: Nadia Cheriyan
Technical Manager: Terence Lau
Assistant Stage Manager: Hidayah Adnan

Production Assistant/Surtitle Operator: Hafidz Abdul Rahman
Show Technicians:
Chua Yi Han
Fazree Azharie
Foo Cher Siang
Lim Rui Cong
Muhammad Kamarul Ariffin
Muhd Nur Izzuddin
Muhammad Radhi Bin Ramli
Peh Choon Hup
Brian Teo Hao Long

(Source: Wild Rice Programme)


Productions under this Double Bill


artefacts

Double Bill: Riders Know When It's Gonna Rain & Hawa (2016), Programme
Programme for Double Bill: Riders Know When It's Gonna Rain & Hawa (2016).
Wild Rice, Hatch Theatrics
Recorded: 30 June 2016
Singapore Theatre Festival (2016), Programme
Programme for Singapore Theatre Festival (2016).
Wild Rice
Recorded: 30 June 2016
Hawa (2016), Poster
Poster for Hawa (2016). 
HATCH
Recorded: 30 June 2016