Preview: 2042 by Patch and Punnett

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It’s better late than never as Singapore’s newest theatre company on the block makes their debut at the end of December at Goodman Arts Centre.

Described as ‘by millennials, for millennials’, Patch and Punnet bursts onto the scene with two all new plays in 2042, imagining a not-so-distant-future set in a post-apocalyptic world. The millennials have unexpectedly, survived a great war twenty four years back that destroyed half of Singapore and wiped out 86% of the population. Now, watch as our purported ‘strawberry generation’ comes face to face with some of the toughest issues in life, from the age old themes of filial piety and relationship management, to encountering an unprecedented advent of technology and face the consequences of their choice.

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In the first part, titled A Mother’s Love, we follow a mother and son who have both survived the war. As selfless and undying as their bond is, it’s not perfect, and the two will have to face a classic dilemma, pushing themselves to the point where they ask themselves “how many lines are they prepared to cross in the name of love?”

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In the second part, titled Open Arms, first year associate lawyer Aaron and the exceptionally intelligent Aymee encounter each other in a meet-cute situation, and naturally, falling in love. But one tiny error threatens to turn them into iconic star-crossed lovers of the future.

With a creative team consisting some of Singapore’s newest talents, including recent young & w!ld alumni Dwayne Ng and Nisa Syarafana, as well as music from rising folk artist Bennett Bay, 2042 looks far ahead into the future as 2017 comes to a close, and promises plenty of food for thought as we ring in the new year and an uncertain era that lies ahead.

2042 plays from 29th – 30th December at the Goodman Arts Centre Black Box. Tickets available from Peatix
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