Toy Factory Productions Ltd is eager to launch its first-ever digital theatre presentation, ‘Still Sailing‘ – a raw, honest, and light–hearted depiction of solace between two broken souls on a cruise amidst a pandemic.
Zooming into the current global crisis on unsettling seas, Still Sailing is a torrential original English play that brings to surface the whirlpool of emotions erupting between two twenty-somethings aboard uncharted waters, isolated separately in their cruise cabins – forced to face their own realities in a not-so-perfect time of introspection.
An original English script penned and directed by Toy Factory’s director-mentorship mentee, Andy Pang, Still Sailing broadly sheds light on the inner psyches of Singaporeans who face the turmoil of grappling addictions, toxic relationships, and desperate manipulations.
The play showcases very real inner-thoughts of an addict, whilst balancing it with tongue-in-cheek dialogues between the unlikely pairing on a voyage.
“I believe the audience would be able to relate towards the characters and the chaos they face. Like a house that is suddenly tossed into the air, this pandemic has suddenly flipped us all into a state of disorder. Although absurdity be the situation, our empathy can still find solace in the characters and the familiarity of the mayhem,” said Andy Pang.
Still Sailing features an intimate and dynamic cast, with just two actors; Marc Valentine, who takes the lead as Joshua, a snobbish well-to-do compulsive gambler, whilst actress Tan Rui Shan takes on the boisterous role of Cindy, a scheming petite young lady who has more up her sleeves than just a deck of cards.
At heart, Still Sailing anchors on the message of finding beauty, comfort, and solace within one’s brokenness.
“COVID-19 has undeniably painted a sort of gloom and doom image of the world, with an alarming amount of news bombarding us daily with harsh information. Still Sailing, however, steers towards the light in the midst of the heaviness, and sometimes a good way to endure the inevitable storm is to dance in the rain, roar with the thunder and admire the brilliance of electricity splitting the sky,” added Mr Pang.
Still Sailing by DIRECT ENTRY Vimeo Rental Details
Available on Demand from: 23 November 2020 (Monday), 12pm to 6 December 2020 (Sunday), 11.59pm (GMT+8)
*Please take note that the rental of Still Sailing will only be available on the 23 November 2020 (Monday), 12pm (GMT+8).
Duration : Approximately 1 hours and 15 minutes
On Demand Rental Price: US$9
On Demand Rental Period: 48 Hours
Toy Factory Vimeo On Demand Link : vimeo.com/ondemand/stillsailing