4 - 15 Feb 2004
Esplande Theatre Studio, Singapore
With eight stories, Landmarks maps out the universal afflictions of love, desire and longing – of gay boys and men in straight Singapore (and the women who love them). Characterised by Alfian Sa’at’s wit and insight, Landmarks will take you on an entertaining and enlightening journey across the island’s pink map, from Ann Siang Hill to Fort Road, from comedy to elegy. It is one journey we promise you won’t soon forget.
Nora Samosir - Mother
Tan Shou Chen - Son
Secrets and ties: a son with a hidden life, a mother desperately trying to reach out. Will they break through the walls they have erected, or will they forever languish in a fugue of denial and disguise?
Supper at Maxwell
Chua Enlai - Danny
Pierre Goh - Gordon
What takes place after an evening of ogling and cruising at the clubs? More of the same, of course. Two buddies compare love notes in this affectionate and affecting comedy of bad table manners.
Raffles City Rendezvous
Bill Ang - Mike
Phin Wong - Kiat
Where does sex end and love begin, and how does one negotiate the treacherous territory in between? A couple finds out... when they celebrate their third anniversary with a threesome.
Harris Zaidi - Jeff
Bonni Sta Maria - Leon
Sebastian Tan - Jin Han
It’s 8 August, the day of the scene’s loudest, proudest party, but not every circuit boy is raring to brandish the rainbow flag. A wickedly funny, brutally pointed inquiry into the true meaning of freedom.
The Kings of Ann Siang Hill
Tony Quek - Wee Kim
Ben Xiao - Alan
Terry Tan - Young Man
Classic bathhouse scenario: fiftysomething uncle approaches haughty young stud. Will it all end in humiliation, as we expect and dread, or are things perhaps not as obvious as they seem?
Robin Goh - Felix
Brendon Fernandez - Jack
Barely submerged hopes and heartbreak rise to the surface, as two men – one straight, one gay – reminisce about a friendship that develops from a failed pick-up attempt at the pool...
My Own Private Toa Payoh
Micheas Chan - Aloysius
Alex Ng - Meng
A two-room flat becomes home, sanctuary, world – in this deeply felt and moving story about two rent boys with not much to get by except their love, their dreams, and all their tomorrows.
The Widow of Fort Road
Serene Chen - Sandra
Loong Seng Onn - Kelvin
A woman is visited by an ex-colleague, whom she used to have a crush on – in the days before the life he’d kept hidden was wrenched from him, publicly laid bare, and shattered.
CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM
Playwright Alfian Sa'at
Director Ivan Heng
Set Designer Ivan Heng
Lighting Designer Yo Shao Ann
Photography Artist Chris Yap
Costume Designer Laichan
Make-up Designer M.A.C
Production Manager Pierre-André Salim
Stage Manager Woo Hsia Ling
Producer Felina Khong
Bonni Sta Maria
Loong Seng Onn
Tan Shou Chen
ST Life! Theatre Awards 2004
Winner, Best Original Script
"LANDMARKS: ASIAN BOYS VOL. 2 is important: it is the first local play I can remember that attempts to address the whole experience of being gay rather than just some subsection or other of homosexuality…it does not sell out to meaningless camp as do many…to give way to the inevitable, a landmark production."The Flying Inkpot
"Alfian Sa’at’s is the voice that will not let you forget. A skilful marriage of political and personal concerns, Landmarks hits perfect pitch."SPH The Straits Times Life!
"Bold, insightful look into S’pore gay culture… Landmarks is a showcase of Alfian Sa’at’s masterful play with words."SPH The Business Times
"Go, not because it’s gay theatre, it’s great theatre."Kakiseni.com
"Scintillatingly funny and thought provoking. Landmarks is a showcase of Alfian Sa’at’s masterful play with words."SPH The Business Times
LIFE! Theatre Awards 2005 NOMINATIONS
- Best Original Script - Alfian Sa'at
- Best Supporting Actor - Micheas Chan
- Best Supporting Actor - Alex Ng
- Best Supporting Actress - Serene Chen