Esplanade Presents | The Studios


I am trying to say something true

An Esplanade Commission and Production

Written by Michelle Tan
Directed by T. Sasitharan
12 – 15 Apr 2018 Thu – Sun
Thu & Fri: 8pm
Sat*: 3pm & 8pm
Sun: 3pm
12 – 14 Apr 2018 : 8pm
14 & 15 Apr 2018 : 3pm
1hr 20mins (no intermission)
Esplanade Theatre Studio
*The performance on 14 Apr, Sat, 8pm includes a post-show talk.

Advisory: Some mature themes.


Concession for students: $17
Concession for NSFs and seniors: $25

Package of 4: $130


^Esplanade&Me Special

White Card: $31.50
Black Card: $28

Tote Board Arts Grant

All Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges / Centralised Institute & ITEs may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 50% of the programme cost.

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There is no new way to write about loss. At the heart of it the same old clichés live and breathe and repeat themselves: I miss him / I wake up thinking I’d still see her face / I miss his voice / that was her favourite shirt / I want to remember the smell of his hair – but this person is no longer there. They are no longer there.

So instead this is a story about distance: the spaces between people and places, the gaps between past and present; and about living in the gulf between what we know and what we feel.

Creative Team

Playwright Michelle Tan
Director T. Sasitharan

Performer Ellison Tan Yuyang

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Things To Note

Admission for ages 6 and above, unless otherwise stated.

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General Advisory

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