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Man Singapore Theatre Festival returns with politics, religion and sex: By Evelyn Choo | Posted: 07 August 2011

Man Singapore Theatre Festival returns with politics, religion and sex: By Evelyn Choo | Posted: 07 August 2011

SINGAPORE: A middle-aged bachelor arrives at the crossroads of love and lust - which path does he take? "The Weight of Silk on Skin" is one of three new productions in this year's Man Singapore Theatre Festival. Playwright Huzir Sulaiman is hoping to examine what it means to be a man in today's world. Its main character is played by theatre veteran Ivan Heng, who has had a lot to deal with this year. In the midst of organising the event, his theatre company W!ld Rice, suffered a cut in funding from the National Arts Council. And a last-minute corporate sponsorship was a welcome relief. Ivan Heng, Festival Director of the Man Singapore Theatre Festival 2011, said: "I think that as artists, we have to do our job. It's a profession and our job is to look at the problems and possibilities of our times. And sometimes this means questioning the status quo. Challenging assumption...

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