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The Orange Production – We Were So Hopeful Then

The Necessary Stage

Welcome to the 2025 Singapore Theatre Icon Awards, where we want to pay tribute to YOU! Celebrate with us and witness the unveiling of our industry icon of the year. Would it be the cleaner we pretend was invisible or the driver we ignore? Or could the accolade be given to the rigger we never see on stage or the transcriber who’s not even acknowledged?

Who are these people beyond their job descriptions—and do we even care?

Written by Ellison Tan and directed by Alvin TanWe Were So Hopeful Then looks at invisibility in our working environment, and invites us to question the rationale and implicit biases of public accolades and garlands.

Featuring: Henrik Cheng, Myra Loke, Sindhura Kalidas, and Zaaki Nasir

Dramaturg: Melissa Lim
Lighting Designer: Stella Cheung
Multimedia Designer: Yusri Sapari

Find out more about Acting Madthe second production in this series here.

Credits: The Necessary Stage


31 Jul – 4 Aug 2019
Wed to Fri: 8 PM
Sat: 3 PM & 8 PM
Sun: 3 PM

1.5 hours with no intermission

Standard: SGD 28
Concession: SGD 20

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July 31 2019


Date: July 31, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: S$ 20 – S$ 28
Event Categories: Hot, Performing Arts, Slider Events, Theatre
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Black Box, The Necessary Stage

278 Marine Parade Rd, Singapore 449282
Singapore, Singapore 449282 Singapore

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  • Wednesday, 31 July: 8 PM
  • Thursday, 1 August: 8 PM
  • Friday, 2 August: 8 PM
  • Saturday, 3 August: 3 PM & 8 PM
  • Sunday, 4 August: 3 PM

The Orange Production – We Were So Hopeful Then

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