Streaming from 1 May (Friday), 7.30pm / Live Talkback: 7 May (Thursday), 9pm

WILD@HOME – Supervision

Written by Thomas Lim
Directed by Glen Goei

At this time, when we’re all staying safe by staying home, let us entertain you! From 1 May (7.30pm SGT) to 8 May (3pm SGT), WILD RICE is proud to present Thomas Lim’s heartbreakingly insightful Supervision in the comfort of your living room.

Check out our talkback with the cast and creative team – recorded live on 7 May!

71-year-old Teck, a grumpy retiree, has just suffered a stroke that leaves him wheelchair-bound. When he insists on moving back home, Jenny, his no-nonsense daughter, hires a young Indonesian domestic worker, Yanti, to look after him.

At first, Yanti dutifully follows the strict caregiving regime drawn up by Jenny. But Teck refuses to give up a few of his favourite vices. When Jenny is not around, Yanti gives in to Teck’s demands for fatty, braised pork belly and the occasional cigarette. And yet, somehow, Jenny always knows exactly what is going on…

Thrilling, darkly funny and profoundly moving, Thomas Lim’s Supervision examines the complicated dynamics of love, family and privacy in a Singapore where foreign workers have become our primary care-givers.

IMDA Rating: Advisory (Some Mature Content)

This production was recorded live in The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre @ WILD RICE on 16 August 2019.


Reviews

“Teoh is masterful as the cantankerous, sharp-witted Teck…Umi, who plays Yanti with a winning openness of spirit, have a remarkable camaraderie that lays the groundwork for a heart-wrenching ending scene…Janice plays Jenny with just enough pathos to be sympathetic…”The Straits Times

“Supervision may touch on big, national themes of surveillance and xenophobia, but at its heart, works because of the strong story and characters that hold it all together… One will leave the theatre bleary-eyed with tears at the relatability of the story…”Bakchormeeboy.com

“Balancing the emotional tension without losing sight on the discussion of supervision and dignity throughout the play, the actors bring the text to life… It is almost too familiar for comfort – and this is where the play succeeds.”Popspoken.com

Cast

Janice Koh
Patrick Teoh
Umi Kalthum Ismail

Creative Team

Written by Thomas Lim
Directed by Glen Goei
Set Designer Wong Chee Wai
Lighting designer Tai Zi Feng
Sound Designer/ Engineer Paul Searles
Multimedia Designer Koo Chia Meng & Andrew Ng
Location Cinematographer Kevin Yeoh
Hair Designer/ Stylist Ashley Lim
Production Manager Melissa Teoh
Stage Manager Natasha May
Producer Tony Trickett

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Our Sponsors

2019 Supervision Sponsors & Partners

Archangel: AL Wealth Partners Pte Ltd
Corporate Sponsor: Frasers Hospitality
Official Make Up: M.A.C.
Official Printer: Allegro Print
Official Privilege Card: PAssion Card
Marketing Partner: SAFRA
With Support From: Arts Fund

WILD RICE’s 2020 Season Sponsors & Partners

Archangel: AL Wealth Partners Pte Ltd
Corporate Sponsor: Frasers Hospitality
Official Card Partner: American Express & American Express CapitaCard
Official Make Up: M.A.C.
Official Caterer: Three Embers
Official Printer: Allegro
Official Wine: Wine Concierge
Special Thanks: WILD RICE Angels

WILD RICE Ltd is supported by Singapore’s National Arts Council under the Major Company Scheme for the period from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2022.

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