Our audience members share their thoughts at the Opening Night of INDULGENCE #2

Our audience members share their thoughts at the Opening Night of INDULGENCE #2

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for making the opening of Indulgence a success! We caught up with some of our audience members after the show to find out their thoughts.

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Archie, who does programming and Mathematics, shared:

1. Which part of the performance could you relate to the most? Why?

When I watched the performance, I tend to try to analyse it. So when it comes to which part I can relate to the most, I can’t really a give a specific answer. I would say it’s a great performance. But I wasn’t in the mood of relating to it, I was looking for the meaning behind it.

2. Do you have any other comments on the show?

It was an interesting experience. It was my first time being at this kind of performance, at first I expected a little bit of black box theatre kind of thing. This is very different, it’s cool.

3. Do you enjoy being at TheatreWorks’ shows?

It’s my first time here.

4. Do you like 72-13?

Oh yes! It gives a very good atmosphere and it’s a very unique experience.

Melinda, a movement teacher and artist, shared:

1. Which part of the performance could you relate to the most? Why?

The highest levels of absurd when the stakes get a little higher. Because their voices as artists come through a little more, there’s less of that restraint, I think. But then again, even just walking into the space, Kai as an original voice, and as an original vision, is already very clear. So I felt very comfortable from the minute as I walked in the space, that I was really inside of their collective mind, so I enjoyed all of that. Sometimes this time is a bit lulling.

2. Do you have any other comments on the show?

I love the fact that you guys let them use the bean bags. Because I really thought more standard production houses might be like, “You might break our bean bags!” or whatever. You guys just let them do what they want. And of course there were safety issues, the climbing, the blah, but… I thought that was great, I thought that was exactly what the scene needs.

3. Do you enjoy being at TheatreWorks’ shows?

Mhmm! Yeah, I mean, I’ve been in one, so I like all of them.

4. Do you like 72-13?

As a space? Yeah, and I think this kind of showing, where there’s high production value but is also really casual, but there’s also a low barrier to entry – 10 bucks you can already see a show – makes it hospitable and not cold. Yeah, big fan!

Lee Yew Moon, a freelance trainer, shared:

1. Which part of the performance could you relate to the most? Why?

I think I can relate to the more dangerous parts the most, because I think I do take risks, which are not necessarily physical, but this is presented as being physical.

2. Do you have any other comments on the show?

I think that I wasn’t completely prepared for the format, but nevertheless I think as it went along I bought into the show a little bit more. So I found that the duration was good for a show like this because I think if it were any longer, it would have moved from indulgence to something else, something more negative.

3. Do you enjoy being at TheatreWorks’ shows?

Yes, I do! I have been… actually I was very much a part of TheatreWorks’ audience in the early days, and then later on I stopped for various reasons. But it’s always good to know that there is a company that’s willing to experiment with theatre.

4. Do you like 72-13?

The location? Well, I mean, the location is nice. I’m not sure if you can do anything other than this kind of shows, on this location, but I think it’s nevertheless a good location.

Dayah Rahim, a theatre practitioner shared:

1. Which part of the performance could you relate to the most? Why?

The fast bits, you know, the whole running around and all that got me really excited. The jumping. I really thought she was going to jump.

2. Do you have any other comments on the show?

Yes, actually. Because the first impression I had of the show was, it’s called Indulgence. So I came prepared thinking that the whole play would be based on indulgence. But I soon realised that the play lacked of indulgence. I thought some scenes or some bits should be more milked. I think one of the comments tonight was “indulgence with abstinence”, and I strongly feel that’s so. There are certain scenes where I feel that you can do more, I sense a sense of… a bit pulled back so it’s quite frustrating to know that.

3. Do you enjoy being at TheatreWorks’ shows?

Of course! I find that TheatreWorks is one of the companies in Singapore that straps away the fluff, and the glitz and the glam. They’re more experimental, more realistic, more down to the agenda, compared to… You know, it’s nice to have all these musicals, and glitz and feather boas, but at times you need real plays, and I find that TheatreWorks does a very good job on doing so.

4. Do you like 72-13?

I do! It’s a very cosy place. I actually like it a lot. In fact this place has a very good, what do you call that? You don’t need microphones and stuff like that, it’s just a very nice… (Acoustics?) Yeah, the acoustics are really good here.


Thank you Archie, Melinda, Yew Moon and Dayah!

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