It’s New Year’s Eve. On the night of what seems to be a freak snowstorm in Singapore, six characters in a college café – each at turning points in their lives – are forced to confront their past and present in face of a future that may forever remain imagined.
Inspired by a collection of paintings by expressionist artist Sarah Shaw, SOMNOGRAM threads the themes of disconnect, isolation and death through a surrealistic exploration of the theories of dream interpretation and eternal recurrence. With a cast of intense and volatile characters, the play courts the audience to examine the conflict between our survival instincts and tendency for self-destruction, and to question the value of eternity, just as it lays bare the knowledge that we can never fully articulate what we really think and feel, and that we can never know – or be known – by someone else in perfect, absolute totality.
Produced by USP Productions. More info on www.facebook.com/productions.usc
Venue: DBS Arts Centre, Merbau Road
When: 23 - 24 Jan 2015,