Falling by Pangdemonium (online streaming)
Time Out says
Here's some good news to cheer you up. Local theatre company Pangdemonium will be streaming its 2016 production of the play Falling online – absolutely free for all. The online stream will be available for slightly more than 48 hours, starting from 8 pm on April 24.
The beautiful play was written by Deanna Jent, from her own experience as a mother of a boy with severe autism – and is set in Singapore. It provides a raw glimpse of a family struggling to shape their lives around their autistic son and brother, Josh (played by Andrew Marko). After their grandma Sue (Neo Swee Lin) arrives for a weeklong star, the precarious balance is shaken and this leads to an exploration of taboos and misunderstandings that revolve around marginalised communities. Falling also stars Adrian Pang, Tan Kheng Hua and Fiona Lim.
"In this challenging time when we need stories more than ever – stories of courage, of strength, of survival – we feel that we need to share Falling with you," says Pangdemonium in a Facebook post.
Whether you're watching the play with brand new eyes, or want to revisit the hauntingly heart-wrenching story, you can now do so online. To watch, head on to Pangdemonium's Vimeo page from 8 pm on April 24 to 11.59 pm on April 26. For those planning to watch with young children, do take note that Falling was given an Advisory (some violent content) rating.
Additionally, if you've enjoyed the online streaming, do consider donating any amount to Pangdemonium to help them tide through these tough times.
BY DEWI NURJUWITA